We live in a world in which the modern winemaker has many options and filtering is definitely one of them. We choose to filter many of our whites these days…but not always. Our 2013 Cedar Lane Sauvignon Blanc — for instance — is not filtered. We enjoyed the flavors and weight of this Sauvignon Blanc quite a bit and at the time we made this we had just purchased new filtration equipment but weren’t confident that we could filter this wine properly to achieve the desired quality from that process. Certain wines can change with exposure to air and without going into crazy detail we didn’t feel we could properly isolate it from oxygen exposure with the equipment we had. Sometimes a wine tastes so good in the cellar and we didn’t want to risk this wine changing at all so although it is cloudy and there is sediment present this is a true representation of how this wine tasted in the cellar and is pretty authentic in that respect. This wine when shipped does stir the sediment up but simply store it upright in a refrigerator and it will settle out quickly.