2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Vogelzang Vineyard

baehner fournier 2013 SAUVIGNON BLANCMade from one row of grapevines at the Vogelzang Vineyard in the Happy Canyon region of Santa Barbara County, our Sauvignon Blanc benefits from custom farming and a close collaboration between vineyard manager and winemaker. Known for its warm to hot daytime temperatures and only slight maritime influence, the Vogelzang Vineyard tends to produce wines that reflect this warmth and typically feature creamy citrus and melon notes. Grapes harvested in the cold hours before dawn are pressed whole cluster directly to a small stainless steel tank to settle overnight. The clear juice is then transferred to neutral French Oak barrels to ferment naturally with its own yeast.  The wine is allowed to ferment and develop on its own for 6 months in neutral barrels and bottled in the spring to capture the purity of the fruit and all its energy.

Hints of Meyer lemon mix with Kaffir lime, straw and white flowers. This is a leaner more focused version of Sauvignon Blanc, with bright aromas that evoke the sunshine with which the Happy Canyon appellation is blessed. On the palate, spicy flavors of white pepper, cherimoya , and lemon curd blend with lichee, lemon grass and mace.  Enjoy this wine with fresh seared sea scallops, roast chicken and asparagus dishes and Salads de Jeur.

Steve Clifton
Winemaker
154 cs produced

The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Vogelzang Vineyard is striking. Peach, melon, spices and white flowers are laced together in a rich, ample Sauvignon built on texture. Sweet floral notes from the Musque clone add an exotic flair on the finish.

Antonio Galloni Rating 89

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$25 per bottle
$250 per case
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First Friday Tasting at The Ballard Inn

On the first Friday of every month between 4:00 and 5:30 PM, we will pour three of our current releases in the tasting room of The Ballard Inn, 2436 Baseline Ave., Solvang, CA. The tastings are complimentary.

Solvang Wine Trail Map

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Our Charitable Donations for 2014

We are pleased to donate our wines to non-profit organizations in Santa Barbara County. In 2014, it was our pleasure to provide wine to the following organizations:
Theaterfest’s Solvang Festival Theater
Direct Relief International
Santa Barbara County Vintners Foundation
St. Mark’s in the Valley Episcopal Church
PCPA Foundation
San Lorenzo Seminary
Solvang Friendship House Auxillary
Atterdag Village Auxillary
Environmental Defence Center
Neal Taylor Nature Center
Reef Check Foundation
Patterson School
Rancho La Patera & Stow House Goleta
Foodbank Santa Barbara
Santa Ynez Historical Museum
C.A.R.E.4Paws
Simply Aloha

 

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We Have Released 2011 V3 For Your Enjoyment

V3 is Baehner Fournier Estate Vineyards in a Bordeaux Bottle! We had a smaller crop of Cabernet Sauvignon harvested in 2011 due to weather conditions at bud break but the fruit we brought in at harvest was concentrated and delicious.The Merlot and Petit Verdot vines achieved a wonderful outcome in quantity and quality. Couple this with a natural fermentation of single berries devoid of stems, a slow malolactate spontaneous second fermentation, eighteen months ageing in 35% new French oak barrels under cool temperature controlled conditions in the cellar then carefully bottled last March, our new winemaker Steve Clifton gave us the ” release command” last week in time for its presentation at the Celebration of the Harvest Festival. The response put smiles on Vickie and my face. The 2011 V3 Bordeaux Blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 25% Petit Verdot and is ready for the long run! Drink it now or along the way as it reaches full maturity over the next five years.BFV2011V3inaglass

Solvang Festival Theater Patrons’ Nights

The Patrons of the Solvang Festival Theater www.solvangfestivaltheater.org will enjoy a complimentary glass of our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon “Solus” in the newly renovated Patron’s Garden prior to each of the four Patrons Night summer performances by the Pacific Coast Performing Arts Theater Group.
(PCPA) www.PCPA.org  Our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc will be available for the Sunday afternoon Jazz in the Garden ” Under The Oaks” series throughout the summer. For details www.solvangfestivaltheater.org

 

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2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Vogelzang Vineyard

Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the Vogelzang Vineyard

2012BFVSBfrontlabelThe Vogelzang Vineyard, in the Happy Canyon region of Santa Barbara County, has proven itself to be an ideal sight for growing Sauvignon Blanc. A slight morning time marine influence and magnesium inflected soils produce wines marked by deep honeydew melon flavors and scintillating acidity.

Sauvignon Blanc is a green-skinned grape variety which originated in the Bordeaux region of France. The grape most likely gets its name from the French word sauvage (“wild”), in reference to its sometimes pungent and grassy aromas. Sauvignon blanc is planted in many of the world’s wine producing areas, most notably the Bordeaux and Loire regions in France and the Marlborough region of New Zealand. In California, Sauvignon Blanc has been a bit of a chameleon, at times producing wines similar to the gooseberry and fresh mowed hay character of New Zealand, at others yielding wines of depth and breeding that lean more towards the melon end of the flavor spectrum. It is to this latter iteration of Sauvignon Blanc that we aspire, a style more characteristic of white Bordeaux than of New Zealand or the Loire Valley.

Made from one row of grapevines at the Vogelzang Vineyard in the Happy Canyon region of Santa Barbara County, our Sauvignon Blanc benefits from custom farming and a close collaboration between vineyard manager and winemaker. Known for its warm to hot daytime temperatures and only slight maritime influence, the Vogelzang Vineyard tends to produce wines that reflect this warmth and typically feature creamy citrus and melon notes. Grapes harvested in the cold hours before dawn are destemmed, lightly crushed, and allowed to macerate on skins for four hours before being gently pressed. Fermentation commences in a small stainless tank, the temperature is allowed to rise to an ideal 65 degrees Fahrenheit, and the juice is transferred to neutral French oak barrels after two thirds of the fermentation has completed. Aging for 6 months in oak with occasional lees stirring is followed by a light fining with skim milk and a gentle bottling.

Classic aromas of honeydew melon are accented by just enough grassiness to let you know you are drinking Sauvignon Blanc. On the palate, spicy flavors of white pepper, melon, and grapefruit are balanced by scintillating acidity and a deep, lush mouthfeel—the result of extended aging on lees. Sauvignon Blancs made in this style are delicious upon release with all sorts of richer summer fare and can often develop nuance in bottle with a year or two of aging.

Nick de Luca, Winemaker

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