WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • ALCOHOL
    14.00%
  • SIZE
    750ml
  • PRODUCTION
    330 cases produced

The Vaughn-Duffy winery emerged from winemaker Matt Duffy and wife Sarah Vaughn's names and dedicated work at building a winery and brand from virtually just their bare hands. Matt learned his craft not at the desks of Davis wine school but from making other peoples' wines at a Santa Rosa crush facility. "By watching the great work and also mistakes of our clients over the years I learned a lot in a short amount of time, especially about what not to do...!", Matt explained and it certainly shows in his newly founded estate's inaugural bottlings that burst out of their gates at quality levels that rival the best of their trade while showing a maturity of style that is quite astonishing.

The famed Hopkins River Ranch is located in the heart of the Russian River Valley southeast of the town of Windsor. We harvest Sauvignon Blanc from two different blocks of the vineyard. The first pick comes from a 40-year-old block of an unknown clone, some of the oldest Sauv Blanc vines in Sonoma County. The second pick is from a valley floor block nestled between Eastside Rd. and the banks of the Russian River itself.

90pts Wine Spectator: The peach, melon and grapefruit flavors are vibrant, lively and appealing. Smooth, with fresh acidity and notes of lemon zest and fresh fennel that linger on the finish. Drink now.

TASTING NOTES 

Vibrant aromas of jasmine, orange blossom, and floral notes. On the palate the wine enters with juicy acidity and follows with a broad mouthfeel and subtle creaminess. The flavors of pink grapefruit, lemon sherbet, and honeydew melon compliment this refreshing, balanced wine.