TA: 6.2 g/l

pH: 3.2

Brix at harvest: 22.7

Harvest date: 9/1-9/10/2023

Aging treatment: 100% stainless steel



Winemaker’s Notes:

 

“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.”

 

Dane Stark, winemaker




Tasting Notes:

 

Page Mill’s 40th vintage of Sauvignon Blanc shows us why we continue to pursue perfect expression of the grape. From the Songbird Vineyard in Livermore Valley, this wine might remind you of the wonderful whites from Bordeaux. The Sauvignon Blanc’s principle quality is in its youthfulness. Medium to bright acidity leads into a lean, complex finish of fresh fruit and classic Sauvignon Blanc aromas of lemon, herbs, citrus and spice. It has hints of typical grassy characteristics. 

 

It should be served well chilled and will accompany lighter fare including salads, goat cheese and seafood….. the Spanish paella is not to be ignored with this wine…. And it is not afraid to “go it alone”…. Just open and enjoy.




TA: 6.0 g/l

pH: 3.6

Brix at harvest: 23.2-24.5

Harvest date: 8/31-9/21/2022

Aging: Fermented in stainless and oak, then consolidated into stainless for aging.

Bottled: March 2022



Winemaker’s Notes:

 

“The Chardonnay that comes from the San Francisco Bay appellation possesses a unique focus of character. While being in a warmer, mediterranean climate, the three vineyards which make up this Chardonnay are both located along the eastern edge of the SF Bay. The sloping, rolling hills of the Kalthoff common creates a microclimate ideal for drainage and retaining the cool air that prolongs the growing season. The Sblendorio Vineyard which is south along Mines Rd adds terroir to the style. Additionally, the Lamorinda appellation just north of Livermore Valley has a strong delta influence keeping the vineyard a very cool region 3.

 

I was a non-believer of Chardonnay from this appellation when I arrived here in 2004. Today, I will put this wine against any Chard on the shelf at the price point. The appellation is under-valued. It is one of the more exciting wines that I work with.”

 

Dane Stark, winemaker

 

Tasting Notes:

 

The combined fermentation process of this Chardonnay, some in stainless and some in barrels, adds complexity to this generous wine. 

It has a lovely, medium golden straw color.

It has opening notes of butter, yeast, apricot and honey suckle with a bit of almond and vanilla on the nose. A very generous and pleasing bouquet, presages a delicious wine.

The palate entry is of floral components with spice, honey, ripe fruit in the California style and a rich, pleasing mid palate. The acidity is tempered making this an excellent food wine but one that drinks all by itself just fine! There is a lingering butter in the finish with ripe fruit and floral notes and a rich finish. 




TA: 5.7 g/l

pH: 3.4

Brix at harvest: 32

Harvest date: 12/10/2019

Aging treatment: 100% new american oak

Bottled: 4/2020



Winemaker’s Notes:

 

“From my time in France I have long desired to create a botrytis, Sauternes style wine. They are difficult to create when you don’t own the vineyard, as it requires different treatment for sprays during the growing season if you truly want to create the Botrytis that is the signature of all Sauternes wines.

This is a process that must be seen to be believed and one that creates an astonishing result.

While this was harvested at the peak of maturity and heavily “infected” with noble rot, I personally prefer my dessert wines to accompany dessert… rather than being dessert in a glass… as such i make all my dessert wines with less residual sugar than typical. This creates a bit less competition with whatever fruit or cheese, or more decadent selection you have for dessert.

The aromas and balance are exquisitely close to a Sauternes wine, but it will not over power crisp fuji apple slices with Dubliner cheddar, and yes, it can still hold its own with a blue.”

 

Dane Stark, winemaker




Tasting Notes:

 

Estrella means “star” and this wine shines bright on a dark night.