JB Neufeld, Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Alder Ridge Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills, Yakima Valley, WA
This Washington Sauvignon Blanc reminds us of a New Zealand style – it’s clean and refreshing with notes of passionfruit, lime, juicy acidity and minerality.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Horse Heaven Hills
REGION: Columbia Valley
SUBREGION: Yakima Valley
VINEYARDS: Alder Ridge Vineyard
GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
SOIL: Well-drained sandy soil
PRACTICE: Sustainable farming
COLOR: Pale straw yellow
BODY: Light to Medium (3-4)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Tropical fruit, citrus, green grass
FLAVOR: Juicy acidity, mineral, crisp finish
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Enjoy chilled on a warm summer day, or pair with oysters, herb-driven sauces, salty cheese, light meats, or Asian food.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
JB Neufeld is Justin's side project and being the winemaker for Gilbert Cellars is his full-time job. He took the job as winemaker for Gilbert Cellars in August of 2007. Then in 2009, He took over management of the Gilbert Cellars’ vineyards as well. Gilbert Cellars has been a wonderful opportunity for him to grow as a winemaker and work with a supportive and visionary family. They are as encouraging of JB Neufeld as our own folks.
ABOUT THE VINEYARDS:
Alder Ridge Vineyard
Though the site is warm, its proximity to the river brings cool winds and ambient air circulation, cutting down on the likelihood of the grapes developing rot. Alder Ridge slopes face south, and are composed of poor, sandy soil which allows excellent drainage making for low-yield, high-quality fruit.
Alder Ridge Winery is a celebration of one of the founding, most highly reputed vineyards in the famed Horse Heaven Hills appellation of Washington State. Best known for its award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, the vineyard’s first vines were planted in 1997 and includes plantings of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Roussane, and Cinsault, among dozens more, making it the site of Washington’s most sought-after reds. Prized fruit from this prolific, 800-acre site is purchased by many of the state’s most notable boutique wineries.
ABOUT THE LABEL: Label art by Nikki McClure, inspired by the beaches of Puget Sound, where Justin’s wife Brooke grew up before moving with him to Yakima Valley.