Grapes: 92% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% French Colombard
Region: 54% Lodi, 43% California, 3% Clarksburg
The wines of Leese-Fitch are wines that celebrate the deep heritage of California embodied in the iconic Leese-Fitch Adobe built in the 1830s and still at home in the historic town of Sonoma, California today. More than simple wines from California, these wines classically represent each varietal from which they are made.
Another excellent vintage for California, 2015 saw a mild winter and spring which led to an early bud break. A long and dry growing season allowed for the grapes to ripen evenly with optimal amounts of flavors. Predominantly sourced from Lodi, this Sauvignon Blanc was destemmed, crushed, and pressed shortly after harvest. From there, the wine was then fermented and aged in stainless steel, providing a light a crisp body.
Zesty and refreshing, this Sauvignon Blanc has enticing aromas of guava and Bartlett Pear with vibrant flavors of grapefruit and lime. Just off dry, the body of this wine is juicy with a crisp balanced acidity.
87 Points, Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast
A suitable pairing for this Sauvignon Blanc would be a light asparagus salad, an assortment of aged cheeses, or seared scallops.