2001 Moraga White
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes 

The 2001 vintage was one of those rare growing seasons that allow winemakers to remain relatively relaxed as Mother Nature is on her best behavior.  Mild days, without extremes of heat or cold, led to superb grape quality and a splendid balance between fruit and acidity.  Picking occurred at two different times in order to capture the flavors of the vineyard at their prime.

The aroma is an alluring combination of pink grapefruit, nectarine and a hint of citrus rind.  The entry is round, bright, and silky, with just the right measure of mid-palate phenolics to create the signature structure of this singular Sauvignon Blanc.  He finish is crisp, clean and persistent, with a touch of juicy Meyer lemon.

Although Moraga white wine is wonderful to drink at present, it is unique among California Sauvignon Blancs in its ability to reward those with the patience and discipline to cellar it for an extended period.  We expect this wine to continue to improve for many years.  In wine, as in life, patience is a virtue.

Scott Rich, Winemaker