Jeb Dunnuck 95 Points: “Tasted out of barrel, the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Grimm’s Bluff showed beautifully, with a rounded, sexy, concentrated style as well as notes of lemon butter, tangerine, mint, and white flowers. It offers bright acidity, a layered, supple texture, and a great finish. It’s up with the finest Sauvignon Blancs coming out of California today.”
Vinous 95 Points: “The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Grimm’s Bluff Vineyard is bright, crisp and beautifully delineated, but also has plenty of the textural richness that is such a distinctive signature of the Dragonette Sauvignon Blancs. Candied lemon peel, marzipan, white flowers and crushed rocks all pulse through this racy, inviting Sauvignon Blanc. The Grimm’s Bluff is such a gorgeous wine.”
Winemaker Notes: “We hand harvested and sorted in a series of selective picks. Within hours, we gently pressed the grapes and transferred the juice directly to the tank for overnight settling, before being moved into French oak barrels. Primary fermentation was completed in the barrel, with native yeasts and temperature control. We blocked malolactic fermentation to retain freshness and aged the wines on their lees for 16 months before bottling. “
GRIMM’S BLUFF VINEYARD – The Grimm’s Bluff was planted solely for the purpose of producing the highest quality grapes and has been lovingly farmed with Biodynamic methods since its inception. We source fruit from three blocks here, the largest section in the unique head trained section of the vineyard. Careful farming and low irrigation result in small clusters and very low yields for this variety. These grapes demand fermentation and aging in French oak barriques and specially designed cigar shaped barrels, sur lie, in order to match the texture of the wine and to allow for a long slow evolution. Wines have extraordinary concentration, excellent acidity and a distinct mineral edge.
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