Gianquinta Vineyard, located in a cool pocket of Russian River Valley, has striking red clay and loam soils. Though the vineyard is also a source for Merry Edwards’ Sauvignon Blanc, our style is different. When the fruit is ready to be harvested, it has mature flavors yet fully-intact acidity. This ideal chemistry makes it easy for us to fulfill our mission of minimal intervention in the winery. We handle the wine gently, which preserves the naturally-occurring dissolved CO2. This lifts fruit freshness and acidity. The maturation in 60% stainless steel and 40% neutral French barrels keeps this wine lively and balanced.