We are proud to offer our 2012 Mudd West Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc. This 100% Sauvignon Blanc is a clean, crisp, dry, expressive, bright, flavorful, jewel-like white wine. Sauvignon Blanc has always been important in our portfolio and is becoming more and more important in general on the East End of Long Island. As many of you know we love to celebrate place. In the broadest sense we celebrate the entire East End in blended wines like Vino Bianco and Pinot Grigio that carry a Long Island AVA and come from fruit sourced from both forks. More specifically we celebrate the individual forks in blended wines from various vineyards like Rosso Fresco and MUDD which carry a North Fork of Long Island AVA. Then the most specific celebration of place comes in wines from single vineyards or single plots/blocks within in a vineyard. Sylvanus, Mosaico, and this Sauvignon Blanc represent this kind of individual place expression. Our 2012 Mudd West Sauvignon Blanc has persistent deliciousness. It is fresh, unoaked and offers clarity and purity of Sauvignon Blanc fruit. This wine was hand-harvested, whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. It did not go through malo-lactic fermentation. There is pronounced intensity of aromas and flavors, long length, complexity of fruit character and wonderful balance of crisp acidity, medium body, balanced alcohol, and texture and fruit expression. The Mudd West Vineyard is in Hallockville (Aquebogue) and is a warm dry site. The soil is predominately Riverhead Loam. The Mudd West Vineyard was planted in 2005 making the vines there 8 years old. The Mudd West bottling emphasizes the classic nature of Sauvignon Blanc with aromas and flavors of cut grass and hay, herbs, lime, lots of white grapefruit and minerals. This wine is delicious, racy and fun. Our 2012 Mudd West Sauvignon Blanc will pair wonderfully with anything from the raw bar as well as white fleshed fish dishes, asparagus and other vegetables, ceviches, citrus grilled chicken and fresh sheep and goat’s milk cheeses. 1058 cases made.