2006 Moraga White
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes 

The 2006 growing season started gently with Budbreak stimulated by moderate mid-Marc temperatures.  Summer continued with patters that we have come to consider as normal at Moraga -  very mild temperatures punctuated with periods of cool coastal overcast that allows flavors to develop at a slow, steady rate that is perfect for creating a spectrum of interesting, compelling flavors and aromas.  The Sauvignon Blanc grapes were picked September 8thand September 20th, based on the development of succulent, optimum, complex flavors.

Fresh, bright aromas of lusciously ripe pineapple and nectarine dance with more nuanced floral notes of honeysuckle and jasmine. Flavors follow a similar vein with pineapple and nectarine notes melded with hints of guava, citrus, and apricot, making for an unusually complex white wine.  The freshness of the nose is reinforced by the crisp structure of the wine on the palate, serving as the perfect foil for the rich, round, viscous texture.  The exquisite finish is remarkable in its focus and purity. 

This wine has all the hallmarks of a classic, world-class Sauvignon Blanc, as well as the unique and distinct flavor profile that is unmistakably Moraga.  Our tendency is toward understatement, but we fell that this is the best white wine that we have produced.

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