2012 Tiara Sauvignon Blanc
The 2010 Hill Family Estate Tiara is a Sauvignon Blanc made from a blend of vineyards, with 12% Semillon. Tiara is created to make a rich, ripe and creamy style of Sauvignon Blanc. The Baker Vineyard, Harvested Oct 11, 25.3 Brix, from Atlas Peak has a “sauvage” character with unique white sage and passion fruit. Windy Flats Vineyard in the eastern foothills of Wooden Valley is in a dramatic landscape of rock and cliff, with just enough soil between the marl out crops for a few acres of vines. Doug Hill chose 3 clones and carefully selected the rootstalks so that the Sauvignon Blanc would have layers of complexity and interest. We harvested it on September 27th at 26 Brix. Watson Vineyard, in American Canyon is a cool, steep hillside vineyard with windy afternoons and great depth of flavor. It was harvested on Oct 9th at 25.2 Brix. 80% of the wine was barrel fermented and the rest cold fermented in tank. It was blended together in early January and spent until July in barrel.
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