The 2018 Sarah’s Vineyard Madonne Blanc is our effort to emulate the
traditional white wines of the southern Rhone Valley. It is a marriage of
California soils and climate to a classically styled blend of estate grown,
Rhone white varieties.
Our estate vineyards bridge the historic Santa Clara Valley and the cooler
climate “Mt. Madonna” district of the southern Santa Cruz Mountains. Here
fog and winds from nearby Monterey Bay dramatically cool down the estate,
extending the season and providing unique conditions for growing complex
The ’18 Madonne Blanc displays a bright, floral, fruit-froward nature.
Intended for early consumption, the wine’s crisp golden delicious apple,
Meyer lemon, pear and honeysuckle character with hints of vanilla and
baking spice will pair wonderfully with lighter fare or our recipe for Creamy
Soubise with Thyme Rosemary Goat Cheese.
Appellation: Santa Clara Valley
Vineyard: Sarah's Estate
Grower: Tim Slater
Cooperage: Neutral French Oak, 7 months