2020 Sans Wine Co. Sauvignon Blanc CANS 375ml 2pk
Region: Finley Road Vineyard < Lake County County < California
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard/Cellar Stats: CCOF certified organic, head-trained, dry-farmed 25+ year-old vineyards on volcanic soils; vegan certified; direct to press and then into a stainless steel tank; canned unfined/unfiltered w/ NO ADDED So2; zero-zero; 13.5% ABV
Winemakers: Gina Schober + Jake Stover
Delicious natural wine in a can? Hell yeah! First time winemakers, the newly married couple Gina and Jake, both wine industry vets, decided to go with cans for their inaugural project because they love the portability and sustainability of aluminum but could never find quality canned juice. And, as it turns out, the can is showing to be a potentially better package for natural wines. Because you use liquid nitrogen vs. nitrogen gas to maintain the necessary pressure in the can, resulting in zero oxygen interaction with the wine. No headspace or corked wine! Along with no UV penetration or oxygen exchange through a cork. Sans is the also only producer of canned wines making vintage dated, natural wines from single vineyards, in the Napa Valley. Pretty cool.
We fell in love with their hazy, natty Sauvignon Blanc this vintage – from a CCOF organic Sauvignon Blanc vineyard in Kelseyville, CA (owned/farmed by a family whose roots in this place go back to post-Civil War homesteading) surrounded by organic pear orchards, on the volcanic soils surrounding Clear Lake (inland Mendocino area). This is tropical Sauvignon Blanc, with pineapple, guava, stone fruit and pear with a slight funk tempered with honey on the finish. So interesting and delicious, no palate fatigue here -- but beware, each can is half a bottle of wine, and they’re dangerously easy to chug…