Medlock Ames

Sauvignon Blanc

About this wine

Our Sauvignon Blanc is grown on two separate sites at Bell Mountain and different clones. The more northerly growing site has east to west sun exposure for extreme ripening of the fruit. The southern site is one of our coolest spots at Bell Mountain which creates layers of minerality, freshness, lively citrus characters, and the palate cleansing acidity we look for in Sauvignon Blanc. The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in stainless steel and comprises from fruit picked at various ripeness levels to help achieve balance in acidity, minerality and developed fruit flavors. The result is an intricate rich wine with pronounced aromas of lemon curd, honeysuckle, white flowers, and grapefruit. A full bodied and structured palate offering flavors of lemon zest, crisp granny smith apple and guava that are rounded out with a soft and palate cleansing acidity. This is a complex and textured sauvignon blanc destined to be served alongside fresh seafood and good company.

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Meet the Winemaker

Ames Morison


Medlock Ames

Ames Morison is the winemaker and founding partner of Medlock Ames winery. A Virginian native, Ames graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans with a degree in Ancient History before working as a teacher in New York. He spent three years in the Peace Corps in Guatemala which solidified his desire to be a vocal supporter of organic farming, where he applies diversified agricultural practices to create a balanced and sustainable environment in the vineyards. Light-touch techniques are also healthier options for the vineyard crew that Ames oversees.