2019 Indian Springs Ranch Sauvignon Blanc
2019 Sauvignon Blanc packs a zesty punch. This wine illustrates the beauty of Sonoma County with plenty of citrus tones up front and tropical flavors in the background. The nose enchants you with gooseberry, grapefruit, green apple, lime, starfruit all coming together to build a beautiful bouquet. While on the palate, Passion fruit, lemon and lime, coat your mouth and come all together for a dried apricot white peach finish. With such clean and balanced acidity this wine is sure to be a crowd pleaser on warm afternoons.
The Indian Springs Ranch Vineyard is located in the Sonoma Valley. The Sauvignon Blanc Vineyard is planted on a north facing rocky river terrace slope. The soils in this vineyard are from the Glen Ellen alluvial formation. The FPMS 01 clone selected for this vineyard has a long history tracing back to 1880’s when the El Mocho vineyard was first planted with clippings from the famed Chateau d’ Yquem Sauvignon Blanc Vineyards. This clone is very unique and responds well to the alluvial soils in the Sonoma Valley.
2019 provided Sonoma County with a nearly ideal growing season. It all started out with a long winter, bringing and abundance of rain that went well into spring. This resulted in a late bloom and slower but longer growing season which led to longer hang times for the grape bunches with more even ripeness throughout the vineyards. We were about 2 weeks behind average expected harvest dates. The pros to this was that we retained more natural acidity in the grapes and were able to capture more of our late summer sunshine to develop flavors. The vintage proved to bring some stellar grapes through the door and produced some quality wines packed with lots of fruit flavors and bright, fresh acidity. The fires of 2019 did not affect any of our wines as we were fully in tank and barrel by the time they arrived.
Fruit is picked early morning and delivered to the winery nice and cold. The fruit is then placed whole cluster
into a bladder press and pressed gently for 3 hours to a stainless steel tank where it is fermented under
temperature control to ensure a slow fermentation that helps us retain fruitiness and maximize the fruit
structure will be retained and not dropped out once racked off the lees post fermentation. The wine is racked
twice post fermentation to increase clarity and bottled 4 months later for a fresh and crisp Sauvignon Blanc.
Bailarín Cellars was created in 2014 by a collective of family and friends, each following their respective
passions. Together we focus on producing small lots of handcrafted wines from unique vineyard sources. We
are proud to share the fruits of our labor and love with you.