The 2019 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 ’19 Madonne Blanc displays rich tropical notes. This wine on the nose is full of guava, pineapple, pear, and light citrus. These flavors are mirrored in the glass along with white peach and has a creamy mouthfeel and long finish. The ’19 Madonne pairs wonderfully with shrimp scampi over fresh pasta or your favorite cheeses.
Appellation: Santa Clara Valley
Vineyard: Sarah's Estate
Grower: Tim Slater
Cooperage: Neutral French oak, 7 months