2018 Long Meadow Ranch
Using sustainable farming practices, Long Meadow Ranch remains a viable farmland that dates back to the 1800’s. This family-run winery was founded by Ted and Laddie Hall in 1989. Ted Hall is a successful business leader who grew up on a rural farm pursuing an engineering degree from Princeton and an MBA from Stanford. Later he would serve as the chairman of the board for the The Robert Mondavi Corporation. The estate winery rests on 650 acres of land situated in foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains in Napa Valley. There are nearly 2,000 acres spread across four diverse parcels of land. Seventy-four acres of Rutherford benchland serve as the source of their Sauvignon Blanc.
The pale straw hue opens with aromas of lemon zest, kiwi, citrus blossoms and a hint of fresh cut green grass. The acidity in this expressive Sauvignon Blanc is mouthwatering. I always sense the Rutherford dust on the finish, which is clean, crisp and elegant. This is one of my go-to whites during the summer. My wife and I are having it this evening with scallops, orzo, feta cheese and cucumbers. Delicious!
By Perry Miroballi