David grew up in Michigan, went to college in Texas and started his career in commercial real estate in San Francisco, certainly never thinking he would end up being a world-class producer of Sauvignon Blanc, or any other wine for that matter. In 2002 David bought a house on 10 acres in the middle of Lovall Valley and relocated his business to Sonoma. Adjacent to his house was a Sauvignon Blanc vineyard on 60 acres of land. At the time David had no desire for Sauvignon Blanc, but every evening he would look over the vineyard admiringly. He began to walk the vineyard and taste the fruit, which led him to start buying many different Sauvignon Blancs. Soon David was well versed on Sauvignon Blanc from California. Now an expert on the subject the only thing left was to buy the vineyard, which he did in 2004. David, with the help of a friend made a small quantity of wine each year and sold the rest of the fruit to deserving producers
We were fortunate to have the entire first and second picks make it into the final blend. The nose jumps out of the glass with grapefruit, lemongrass, fresh hay, honeydew, toasted pine nuts and hyacinth. The mouthfeel is bright and crisp, featuring beautiful acidity and spring flowers, hyacinth, grapefruit, kaffir lime and cardamom. The beauty of this wine is the mouthwatering freshness and an astonishingly long finish that lingers and lingers.