“Beautiful everyday wine for the sophisticated palate, Laissez Faire is a fresh wine crafted for enjoyment any night of the week.  Aromas of citrus and Granny Smith apple are followed by a refreshingly crisp finish.  Set your table with this Sauvignon Blanc blend and enjoy the simple pleasures of life, every day.”

 

—Melanie Krause, Winemaker

The Vintage

The 2015 vintage was not only our 10th anniversary harvest, but also Idaho’s 2nd hottest year on record. This resulted in an early harvest for this milestone vintage, with our first fruit coming into the winery the last week of August, and getting our average heat accumulation to 3400. The Snake River Valley started cooling off around mid-September, which helped develop flavors. Yields were small due to a 2014 November freeze, and cold weather during bud-break in April. We can certainly say that Mother Nature threw us a curveball of conditions as the growing season presented itself quicker, with budbreak in early to mid-April, gradual warming in May with temperature spikes in June. July and August were relatively tame, before cooling off to the 70’s and 80’s for September and October. These conditions created highly aromatic whites, and mature, flavorful reds. Mother Nature gave us a few grey hairs in 2015 but what she served us in the end was worth it!

Tasting Notes

Stone fruit mingles with a touch of citrus while the minerality on the finish makes the experience crisp and refreshing.

Production Notes

Laissez Faire White is a proprietary blend of Sauvignon Blanc and other varieties, chosen and fermented to emphasize crisp, fresh fruit styles for everyday drinking. The aromas are a fresh mix of lemon peel, tart green apple with a hint of flower blossom and green grass. Texture is medium bodied in the mouth and the finish is long, with bright, lingering acidity.  Flavors echo the aromas with Granny Smith apple, grapefruit and key lime pie.

The Vineyards

Sawtooth Vineyard and Symms Vineyard

Pairing suggestions

With the lean, refreshing finish we recommend contrasting this wine with rich seafood such as crab rangoon, shrimp scampi or lobster salad.


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