Long Meadow Ranch Winery

SMV
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Rutherford

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 68
Vintage

2012

Long Meadow Ranch Winery

SMV

Sauvignon Blanc
Rutherford

10 cases produced

The fruit for this Sauvignon Blanc comes from our San Mateo Vineyard, which we feel is one of the finest plantings of this varietal in Rutherford. To craft this lot, we drew from multiple blocks near Bale Slough, which are planted to different rootstocks and clones, including the aromatic Musque. Harmonious and seamless, this is a wine of elegance and finesse—an exquisite expression of the historic San Mateo Vineyard. Layered aromatics and flavors of pear, honeydew melon, peach and kiwi are supported by the wine’s firm acid.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Ashley Heisey

Winemaker, Long Meadow Ranch Winery

Winemaker, Ashley Heisey

Accomplished winemaker Ashley Heisey joined the Long Meadow Ranch winemaking team as associate winemaker in August 2003 and became our principal winemaker in time for the 2004 vintage. Ashley followed in the footsteps of our long-standing winemaker, Cathy Corison, in making the distinctive wines from Long Meadow Ranch's organically farmed estate vineyards located high in the Mayacamas Mountains above Rutherford.

Heisey was winemaker for the Napa Valley's Far Niente and the affiliated Dolce, from 1997 to 2001, and she previously served as enologist from 1993 to 1997 for the same properties. A graduate of University of California, Davis, (MS in Enology) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ashley has enjoyed a wide range of winemaking experiences. She has worked in various capacities at several of Napa Valley's finest wineries, including Opus One, Robert Mondavi Winery and Schramsberg Vineyards.

Ashley has worked as an intern in Germany's Rheingau and France's Bordeaux regions. And, recognizing that one only has a finite number of opportunities to make wine in a lifetime, she participated in two harvests a year by traveling to the Southern Hemisphere in each year from 1997 to 2000 with stints in Argentina, South Africa, New Zealand, and Chile.

Ashley can often be found with sons, Seth and Miles, exploring in the barns and at the hen house on the ranch.

Country born: United States

Education: U.C. Davis, M.S. Enology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Accomplished winemaker Ashley Heisey joined the Long Meadow Ranch winemaking team as associate winemaker in August 2003 and became our principal winemaker in time for the 2004 vintage. Ashley followed in the footsteps of our long-standing winemaker, Cathy Corison, in making the distinctive wines from Long Meadow Ranch's organically farmed estate vineyards located high in the Mayacamas Mountains above Rutherford.

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