We always look forward to the new release of the Cep Sauvignon Blanc because we know it will be a clean, dry and super crisp bottle of wine. Indeed, this 2022 is all of that, with yellow grapefruit aromas on the nose and very bright lemon citrus flavors along with a bit of green apple on the light bodied palate. The wine ends with super bright acidity on a thrilling, lightly chalky and persistent finish. It almost begs for a plate of raw oysters or succulent Dungeness crab, but is equally fine all by itself.
Cep Wines come from the dynamic trio of Vanessa Wong, Nick Peay and Andy Peay; as a way to be able to offer their winemaking talent and expertise at a lower price point than their eponymous and incredible line of Peay Vineyards Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. They source the fruit for their Sauvignon Blanc from the organically farmed 40-year-old Hopkins Vineyard in Russian River Valley and of course ferment it only in stainless steel to retain the freshness and zippy character of the grape.