2005 Moraga White
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes 

The release of Moraga’s 2005 white Wine marks the first offering of any wine grown, vented, and bottled entirely on our property in Bel Air, California.  It is truly an estate wine. 

The growing season for the Sauvignon Blanc was remarkably even. Budbreak, flowering, fruit set, veraison, and harvest all occurred within a normal timeframe with no temperature extremes.  The grapes were picked on the sixth and twenty-third of September, a normal beginning, but a slightly later-than-usual finish.

Perfumed and aromatic, the nose is a complex mélange of Meyer lemon custard, melon, pineapple, and papaya.  The flavor profile reflects the aroma with great precision and focus, beginning with a juicy, exotic entry that passes seamlessly into a middle palate that is full, creamy, round, and viscous.  Crisp acidity provides the foil that perfectly balances the voluptuous texture and gives persistence toe the lively fruit.

This extraordinary property has always appeared as if it were custom-made for world class Sauvignon Blanc.  Our first estate wine reflects this.  The deep gravel soils in which our white grapes are planted provide the perfect growing medium, while the canyon bottom in which they are sited is the recipient of cool air flow that helps optimize the development of exotic fruit flavors.

We hope that you enjoy this wine; it is truly unique.

Tom Jones, Proprietor 
Scott Rich, Winemaker
Carlos Contreras, Vineyard Manager