At Monochrome, we like to experiment. A lot. Each vintage, we hope to release a very small quantity of one of our experimental efforts to give wine lovers a chance to try something totally different. These wines might not all be your cup of tea, but hopefully they will introduce you to some new flavors and some new winemaking possibilities. With a nod to the long history of American experimental aircraft (collectively referred to as the “X-planes”), we call them our X-wines. For this wine, the first of the series, we wanted to explore fermenting Sauvignon Blanc on its skins, much as you would when making a red wine. 25% of the blend was fermented on its skins before being racked into stainless steel for aging. The remainder is Sauvignon Blanc that was barrel fermented and aged on its lees in a stainless steel barrel.