scholium 'prince in his caves' sauvignon blanc 2018
100% whole-cluster, skin-fermented Sauvignon Blanc from Farina on Sonoma Mountain.
Another perfect growing season-- some late Spring rains to guarantee bounty, but not so late that they interfered with flowering or fertilization; constant warmth during maturation but with no heat spikes at all; and a long, cool, maturation at the end of Summer, leading to harvest.
In the absence of better helpers, Alex and stomped on the fruit in two bins; two separate whole-cluster fermentations, each slow and graceful. The most beautiful version of this wine since 2014.