2020 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

750 ml
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Vineyard Location:
Sonoma Coast
harvest date:
final composition:
finished wine:
Alcohol: 14.2% | pH: 3.43 | Total Acidity: 6.7g/L
barrel type:
20% New French Oak, 80% neutral French Oak
barrel time:
14 months
bottling date:
From a low yielding steep hillside vineyard of Wente clone, it was whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented, lees stirred monthly, kept lively with a good dose of malic in the finished wine. It was filtered and bottled in December 2021.
tasting notes
Perhaps a skosh reticent at first, this fresh Chardonnay is all about lip smacking layered fruit of citrus, apples, pear and butterscotch. Barrel fermented in mostly neutral French oak, it is neither buttery nor oaky, however. Hopefully the layered texture develops over time but it is fruit forward at its young age. If it is like our past Chardonnays, it should age gracefully for about 10 years. Recently we paired it with some yummy appetizers such as smoked trout, butternut squash soup, gravlax and fraiche crème.