You may have noticed that the label on this and the prior vintage of Sauvignon Blanc bear the Anderson Valley
appellation rather than the Mendocino
appellation used on Navarro's previous twenty-four vintages. We produced our first Sauvignon Blanc in 1990. The grapes were sourced from several vineyards on the east side of Highway 128 between Yorkville and Boonville. We decided to label the wine Cuvée 128
which was our way of differentiating the source of our ocean-influenced fruit from less temperate inland grapes. Since Yorkville has a separate appellation from Anderson Valley
, labelling laws required us to use the broader Mendocino
Putting away clean winery hoses after a full day. Winemaking is similar to cooking in that cleanup takes as much time as preparation.