Upper Five Vineyard – 2019 Rogue Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Upper Five Vineyard – 2019 Rogue Valley Sauvignon Blanc

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Upper Five Vineyard

  • The vineyard is in Talent, Oregon (1125 Morey Rd). Tastings are hosted on their outdoor patio by appointment.
  • Produces 650-750 cases annually, including Tempranillo, Syrah, Grenache, Oso Grande (GST blend), Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé and Rosado (Pink wine – 90% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha)
  • All wines are estate. Upper Five is a certified organic (first in Southern Oregon since 1995) and certified biodynamic vineyard (since 2017)

 2019 Rogue Valley Sauvignon Blanc

  • 123 cases produced
  • 100% Sauvignon Blanc (01, Musque, 07 clones)

Tasting Notes:
All Upper Five wines are fermented on native yeast to reflect the site as much as possible.  The Sauvignon Blanc is picked when the flavor the the grape reflects the flavors of the resulting wine: crisp, but with a fruit profile reflecting the warmth of the site (stone fruits). It is the first harvest of each vintage, sometimes as early as August when the sugars are still low, resulting in a low alcohol wine that is balanced and pairs well with spring and summertime garden offerings. 

Fermented in jacketed stainless for a vibrant, lively style. Grapefruit, lemon verbena and ripe nectarine.  Think summer salads and fresh shellfish.