2020 Storm Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc
California sunshine in a glass! The palate is refreshing and bright with an added element of crushed stones and sweet grass on the finish. Sustainably farmed, minimal intervention, and only 1,500 cases produced.
Although the Santa Ynez Valley is better known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this tasty Sauvignon Blanc promises to give the region’s two more popular varieties a run for their money.
Rooted in the hills of Santa Barbara County, Storm Wines meshes Old World influences with New World winemaking techniques in the heart of California. The Mediterranean climate, diverse soils, and exciting new opportunities in this budding Central Coast wine region have combined to drive Ernst’s passion for producing world-class wines that are fruit forward, refreshing, and reflective of the place from which they come.
After finishing his studies at Elsenburg Agricultural School in the Western Cape, Ernst Storm first came to Santa Barbara from South Africa in 2003. Although not very familiar with the area, he knew that he wanted to make classically-styled wines of focus and elegance. Today, Storm produces about 2,000 cases of small-production wines annually. Storm notes that if you can keep production small, you can treat every wine you make like it’s the only wine. This artisanal mentality and dedication to craft is one of the reasons we started Argaux in the first place, and it’s one of the reasons we’ve enjoyed working with Ernst for almost eight years now.