While many grapes benefit from being stressed, with minimal nutrients or water, many feel that sauvignon blanc’s character thrives when it is on a more fertile soil, like Dry Creek Valley’s Yolo loam. Eons of flooding to the Valley floor resulted in deep, well-draining, mineral-rich sedimentary soils that impart distinctive flavors to our sauvignon blanc grapes. Sauvignon blanc thrives in Dry Creek Valley thanks to its notable diurnal temperature variation–it loves a lot of sun, but develops the most complexity when night temperatures drop significantly. In the cooler pockets of Dry Creek Valley, the grape will show more balance, and less muscular herbal tones. The cooling influence from the appellation’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean and the nearby Russian River Valley help ensure even ripening conditions year to year.