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2018 Chardonnay 1.5 LTRSonoma Coast
We're all about breaking traditions, but when it comes to Chardonnay, we take our inspiration from the old-school burgundy wines to bring you the closest thing to a classic Chablis. Now available in large formats.
We're all about breaking traditions, but when it comes to Chardonnay, we take our inspiration from the old-school burgundy wines to bring you the closest thing to a classic Chablis. Flinty and fresh, this wine unveils elegant notes of stone fruit, nectarine, and honeydew melon. Our medium bodied chardonnay is aromatic and bright, with balanced acidity and a restrained oak influence. Serve with a perfect roast chicken and make all your Ina Garten dreams come true.
The 32 acres of Sonoma Chardonnay on Rhinefarm are comprised primarily of vines with an average age of 30 years old, planted to Wente, See, and Robert Young clonal selections. Included in this blend are the second oldest Chardonnay vines in California â planted in 1970. All of the Chardonnay grows in the lower portion of the vineyard, a section that sits literally across the street from the Carneros appellation border and shares the cooling benefits of the fog from the San Pablo Bay to the south and the Petaluma Gap to the west. The topsoil is only 18"-30" deep, consisting of Huichica clay loam with occasional pockets of small stream gravel that have been deposited over centuries by the adjacent Arroyo Seco Creek. Beneath this layer is compacted Carneros Bay sediment that naturally restricts vigor. The climate and soils combine to maximize hangtime and intensity of fruit expression and restrict average yields to 3 tons/acre.
Whole cluster pressed
80% barrel fermented. 20% Stainless steel fermented
Indigenous and CY3079 yeast srains
0% Malolactic fermentation
- Wine Type:
- White Wine
- Chardonnay 1.5 LTR
- Varietal Composition:
- 100% Chardonnay
- Sonoma Coast
- TA: 0.67 g/100mL
- Barrel Aging:
- 10 months French Oak, 20% New
- Alcohol %: