Alcohol : 13,5%
Grape(s) : Sauvignon Blanc
Localisation : Paso Robles, California, United States
Tasting Notes : The Sauvignon Blanc is bright and beguiling on the nose, offering aromas of jasmine, guava and grapefruit. A clean, quenching texture unfurls with flavors of tropical fruit, honeydew melon, peach and lime peel. A smooth, round finish is enlivened by crisp acidity and lingering mineral notes.
Ancient Peaks Sauvignon Blanc comes from Block 41—it’s one of the coolest locations in the vineyard, and the vineyard itself is in the coolest location in Paso Robles. There’s a lot of cool marine air that flows through this spot. The soil profile is rocky alluvium, and that can only help as well. The signature minerality in this Sauvignon Blanc is largely an outcome of the cool growing conditions, which are perfect for making an authentic, highly aromatic wine with native minerality.
The domaine : We are a family-owned winery specializing in estate-grown wines from Margarita Vineyard, the southernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles appellation on California’s Central Coast.
Just look at a map of Paso Robles wineries and at the very southern tip you will find our Vineyard. Here, amid the rugged Santa Lucia mountain range just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean, Margarita Vineyard stands alone as the only vineyard in its vicinity, and thus the only vineyard to benefit from the extraordinary growing conditions of the area. Margarita Vineyard resides in the historic Santa Margarita Ranch, which was first planted to vines by Franciscan missionaries in 1774.
Ancient Peaks and Margarita Vineyard are owned by three longtime local winegrowing families—the Filipponis, Rossis and Wittstroms—who are actively involved in the daily operations of the vineyard and winery. Ancient Peaks wines are crafted under the guidance of Mike Sinor, a local winemaking veteran and one of the highest-rated winemakers on the Central Coast.
Ancient Peaks implements numerous sustainable viticultural practices to ensure natural quality in their wines while protecting the rich, native environment surrounding the Margarita Vineyard. Their practices have earned SIP (Sustainability in Practice) Certification for Margarita Vineyard, the leading standard for viticultural sustainability.