2016 Fragment, Filtered
Fragment is a blend of 100% Sauvignon Blanc from lots fermented and aged in distinctly different vessels, Fragment is dedicated to the shard-like quality of it’s composition. Like the paintings of a triptych, each lot is precise, whole unto itself yet points toward a grander unity.
58% Presqu’ile, 42% McGinley
Santa Barbara County
14.4% Alc by Vol.
The surface of the lake is glass-flat, frozen solid and clear. It’s June above the Arctic Circle and the world is in limbo. A cabin is poofing cedar smoke and the impossible orchard is in bloom with Rainer cherry blossoms and Bosch pears. You savagely peel a Satsuma and add the flesh to your sweet lime spritz. The rind falls onto wild oregano, a heliotrope and a slate skipping stone. With each skip, the surface of the lake is shattered, as the sun burns like magnesium fire.