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2018 Zut Alors

Sonoma Valley

88% Sauvignon Blanc • Clone Phelps 12% Sauvignon Blanc • Clone Musqué • • • •

Production: 200 cases • Bottled: April 2019 • 6 Months in Oak

Alc : 13.9% •  pH: 3.21  •  TA: 1.7 g/L

Club Price: $39.10
Retail Price: $46.00

At Lasseter Family Winery, we devote ourselves to creating unique and distinctive wine blends. The blending process is mercurial, each vintage requiring different proportions of wines to create continuity of style. The French phrase "zut alors", means, "shucks"! our exact sentiment when we realize that small lots of exceptional wine are available after our blending process is complete. These wines are are simply too delicious not to share with friends. Blending two clones of Sauvignon Blanc, Clone Musque and Clone Phelps, gives this wine a crisp texture and layers of flavor. The Sauvignon Blanc Clone Musque brings aromas of tropical fruit and melon with a supple texture on the palate, while the Sauvignon Blanc Clone Phelps provides citrus notes and zesty acidity. Made in Classic European style, the wine was barrel fermented; aged six months sur lie with frequent battonage.

Moon Mountain District | Estate Vineyards

The 2018 vintage of Zut Alors features Estate grown Sauvignon Blanc from the Moon Mountain District. These high elevation vineyards situated above the Sonoma Valley, and the fog line, along the western slope of the Mayacamas Mountain range, are rooted in volcanic soils, with rocky slopes and well drained soils. The terroirof the site results in wines with classic acidity, minerality and structure that display a lovely depth of flavor. The grapes were hand-harvested in the cool, early morning thenpressed immediately upon arrival at the winery. We emplyed traditional winemaking techniques to produce this wine, fermenting in French Oak barrels, and aging the wine for six months sur lie with frequent battonage in an old world style. Through blending two clones of Sauvignon Blanc, Clone Phelps and Clone Musqué, we are able to capture the best of Sauvignon Blanc character.