Desparada Fragment 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Barbara County
Fragment 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyards: 61% McGinley, 39% Presqu'ile
Appellation: Santa Barbara County
Fermented & Aged: Fermented and aged
for 5 months in 19% stainless steel,
7% Amphora, 43% Acacia, 31% neutral French oak
All native yeast, aged sur lie, unfiltered
Cases made: 697
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.
Tasting Notes: It’s an easy scheme. Simply easel up at the marina and paint the best loved boat into the perfect bay: limestone cliffs, amber laden spruce, sun ripened satsuma, a boy and selling gardinas and Poire Williams. When the yachtsman recognizes his ship, refuse his crisp bills, exchange the painting for passage. As he sleeps, make pressings of his keys in clay.