2019 San Simeon Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles
During 2019, the weather was ideal with a long growing season that provided great “hang time” for the grapes. Anthony Riboli and Arnaud Debons employ traditional techniques in their careful crafting of fine wines. Our Sauvignon Blanc is fermented in stainless steel tanks at 55° F for several weeks. This long, cold fermentation preserves the delicate flavors and aromas of this variety. Immediately after the fermentation, 10% was transferred to neutral French oak barrels in which the lees were stirred for several months to add texture and depth. San Simeon Sauvignon Blanc is a bright, refreshing wine with intense flavors of citrus and pear. The nose reveals bright aromas of white peach and lime zest. Mineral notes express the rocky terroir of the vineyard. This structured and well-balanced wine shows a lengthy finish.
Sustainability is our top priority. Our Paso Robles and Monterey vineyards are certified sustainable by CSWA. At our Paso Robles winery, solar panels provide 100% of the needed electricity, and wastewater is effectively reclaimed and recycled for additional uses.
San Simeon Sauvignon Blanc comes only from the best lots that our estate vineyards have to offer. Small lots are picked and fermented individually with minimal intervention to allow the true expression of the soil and climate. The wines are matured in a unique selection of hand-crafted French and American oak barrels.
From traditional cheese and salad pairings to heartier dishes, the San Simeon Sauvignon Blanc pairs beautifully. One particular favorite is swordfish with basil pesto linguine.
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Paso Robles
- Riboli Creston Vineyard, Creston Highlands
- Primary Grape Variety
- 100% Sauvignon Blanc