Vine-O Distributors Inc.

Distributor of Modern Classics

2009 Clouds Rest Sauvignon Blanc

This is a delicate Sauvignon Blanc Musque from the magic of Dutton Ranch Vineyard. This wine is direct press to a stainless steel tank, inoculation with Assmannhausen yeast, and to barrel for 9 months just after fermentation begins. Barrel fermentation yields texture, complexity and development of varietal presence, the barrels used are seasoned to not impact the purity of varietal expression, and mature the wine with balance being the ultimate goal.

The first attractions are scents of melon, guava and Fuji apple. Already center stage these aromatics will continue to flourish over the next 24 months. The 2009 is deliciously crisp with hints of vanilla and tropical fruits. The clean long finish is rich with flavor, balanced and graceful.

Clouds Rest

The Clouds Rest vineyard is situated at a lofty 1250' on Sonoma Mountain in the heart of the Sonoma Coast appellation. Planted in unique volcanic soil on the rocky hillsides, our grapes ripen with warm days and cool evening ocean breezes that when combined create the unique alluring terroir of Clouds Rest Pinot Noir. This is the most intensely planted vineyard in the Sonoma Coast Ava and the most difficult and expensive to farm. 100% of our farming is done by hand. We have 10,000+ vines planted high density 36" x 36" of the finest pinot noir clones selected block by block to ripen together creating the consistent, rich and seductive flavors of our wine. Struggle is the name of the game in producing the finest pinot noir.

Sonoma Coast

The Sonoma Coast AVA is an American Viticultural Area in Sonoma County, California, USA containing more than 500,000 acres (2,000 km2), mostly along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. It extends from San Pablo Bay to the border with Mendocino County. The appellation is known for its cool climate and high rainfall relative to other parts of Sonoma County. The area has such a broad range of microclimates that petitions are being made to the United States Department of the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for the creation of sub-AVAs such as the proposed Fort Ross-Seaview AVA.