REVIEWS

"The 2016 Estate Sauvignon Blanc Drummond Block delivers lovely honeyed peaches and lemon curd scents with wafts of dried herbs and baker's yeast. Medium-bodied with a very good intensity of citrus flavors, it has a racy backbone and chalky finish." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


"It was already the highest point in our vineyard, but the 2016 Beltane Ranch Sauvignon Blanc takes the Drummond Block to new heights.  Fragrant with white peach/nectarine, Meyer lemon blossom, and cardamom, this wine delivers a mouthful of succulent, ripe fruit. Dry and crisp, yet brimming with honeyed richness, this is what we winemakers describe as “balance.”  All the parts working in harmony to deliver an experience that goes beyond a good wine, to display the complexity that a great vineyard is capable of delivering." -Winemaker Kevin Holt

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • APPELLATION
    Sonoma County, CA
  • ALCOHOL
    13.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

Originally home to the Wappo Indians, the storied lands comprising Beltane Ranch have hosted a fascinating collection of characters. The chosen site for pioneer viticulturist John Drummond’s vineyards in 1879, the property has grown fine wine grapes, fruit, olives and more, on and off for well over a century. In 1892, mysterious San Francisco civil rights hero Mary Ellen Pleasant founded “Beltane Ranch” and erected the southern-inspired Victorian Ranch House as we know it today. The property later fell on hard times and after horse traders and squatters camped out in the dilapidated ranch house, our ancestors, Aunt Effia & Uncle Ralph Heins purchased the property in 1936. In the years since our family has moved from farming turkeys for fertile eggs, returning to growing winegrapes, olives and produce, and raising cattle, horses and heritage breed laying hens. In the 1960’s Rosemary Wood began restoring the house, room by room, and opened as one of wine county’s first Bed & Breakfasts. Today the ranch is operated by the our fourth & fifth generation owners and focusing on fine wine production and agritourism.

TASTING NOTES 

From the Winery: Our bright, crisp and full-bodied sauvignon blanc is a product of a six generation tradition of sustainable agriculture. Fruit for our estate sauvignon blanc is night harvested by hand from the drummond block and whole cluster pressed. It is fermented in a combination of stainless steel tanks and new and neutral french oak barrels with no malolactic fermentation. It was then aged sur lies in barrels.