TA: 5.4 g/l
Brix at harvest: 22.8
Harvest date: 9/10-9/16/2020
Aging treatment: 100% stainless steel
“The Sauvignon Blanc from Livermore Valley is unrivaled in freshness and clarity of purpose. It’s the varietal that brought Page Mill Winery to Livermore Valley and will be a standard bearer for our mission.
Over the years I have sought after Sauvignon Blanc grapes that minimize the grassiness associated with this varietal and lend itself to clean, crisp aromas and flavors.”
San Francisco Bay
TA: 7 g/l
Brix at harvest: 24.9
Harvest date: 9/12/2020
Aging treatment: Neutral American and French Oak
“Life holds tiny pockets of unexpected brilliance, if we look for them.
I’ve been looking for a replacement Pinot Noir vineyard for the Bien Nacido Vineyard since 2007.
North of 24, in the hills of Lafayette, I have found a gem of a vineyard.
This Pinot vineyard is the brain child of world traveler, Steve Thomas, and he has spared no expense in creating an ideal location for growing this finicky varietal…. My hopes are very high for this location.
This wine is a blend of the 115, 667, 777 and Pommard clones of Pinot.
From my years of making Pinot out of Santa Maria Valley, I love the delicate presence of 115 and unctuous character of Pommard clone.”
Dane Stark, winemaker
(6% Grenache, 14% Petite Sirah, 80% Syrah)
Brix at harvest: 24.8
Harvest date: 9/10-10/18/2019
Aging treatment: 80% Aged American Oak
20% New American Oak
“To be a good winemaker is to be a good listener. We spend entire seasons listening to the vineyard, trying to balance the vine to its environment, water with the vine’s need, adjusting to the cycles. We watch the shoots, the clusters, the canopy and the cover crop. We put our ear to the proverbial ground at harvest, weighing the ripeness of the fruit with the health of the vine, the weather, projected remaining heat in the season, rain fall…. And “hear” when it is time to pick. We spend years listening to the wine in barrels, does it need more oak? Is it too tannic? Will it age longer? Does it need to be bottled?
I have spent 17 years listening to the Livermore Valley appellation and this spot, this valley, these vineyards with their history, they give me perspective. Leave the overwrought Cabs to the North, the mist enshrouded Pinots to the West. Give me glorious floral. Give me fruit driven blends. Let me hear the Grenache, the Petite Sirah and the Syrah grapes that enjoy deep soils, heated summers, and afternoon bay breezes only the east bay experiences. Put these varietals together, grown in this place, and the Livermore Valley pulls back the veil to bring you into its fold. This blend says “place”, it says “unique”, it says “Livermore Valley” like no other blend can.”
Dane Stark, winemaker