The 2019 season started out with an abundance of rain that continued through the month of February, giving the vines a long dormancy to prepare for the upcoming vintage. Even though the winter was cold, bud break lagged only slightly, and a warmer April allowed shoot growth to take off at high speeds. An out of character rain event in May led to full and healthy canopies. We never expect two abundant vintages in a row, but 2019 was very much on par with the 2018 season in terms of a healthy and plentiful fruit set, which is always exciting. Our Sauvignon Blanc started coming into the winery on September 4th, with the Semillon and Sauvignon Gris not far behind.
One sip of the 2019 Crossroads Sauvignon Blanc and you are instantly transported to the drizzly mountain hikes of the Hawaiian coast. Bursting with citrus peel, guava, and green pea, this wine encompasses the full spectrum of aromas that Sauvignon Blanc can offer. This is a happy wine — lively and vibrant with notes of grapefruit and gooseberry. The wine builds with mid-summer stone fruits and honeydew that add depth to the mid-palate with a minerally textured finish, reminiscent of the salty mist of the ocean. No matter where this wine takes you as it is enjoyed, don’t be afraid to open another bottle to keep the memories going.