Our winemaking touch is light with the Bale Lane Sauvignon Blanc, as we allow the fruit to speak for itself. We fermented and aged just 10% of the juice in new French oak barrels (2% new); the remainder fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks. A portion of the wine received lees stirring twice a week for three months, a technique that gives the finished wine a rounder, more pronounced texture and mouthfeel. The wine rested for three months prior to bottling. The 2014 Bale Lane Sauvignon Blanc layers fresh, tropical aromas of pineapple, papaya and nectarine with subtle blood orange notes. The fruit remains center stage on the palate with flavors of grapefruit and fresh pineapple. The flavors show generously, but remain elegant and balanced, and are further enhanced by a satisfying, creamy texture and long, fine finish.