2016 Chardonnay

Sonoma Coast

We craft our Chardonnay in a food-friendly, focused style with minimal new oak influence. By sourcing fruit from both new and old vines, we achieve balance in the resulting wine.

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$291.60
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Tasting NOTES

For generations, the Bundschus have grown amazing quality Chardonnay and it appears the world has noticed since we can't seem to make enough anymore. The 2016 embodies our signature restrained style: fruit and texture in balance with bright acidity. Fresh lemon, citrus blossom, and green apple aromas with a hint of brioche precede a lush palate of white nectarines, honeydew melon, and citrus zest vibrating with minerally acidity that carries into a surprisingly creamy finish.

Vineyard NOTES

The Bundschu family's 150+ year-old vineyard is located on the southwestern slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, just eight miles north of San Pablo Bay. The terrain below 150 foot elevation features gently sloping Huichica clay loam soils with gravel deposits and cooler growing conditions that deliver minerality and focused acidity. Wines grown in these blocks bear the Sonoma Coast designation to reflect their cool climate character. The four distinct blocks of Chardonnay harvested separately include two blocks of 40+ year-old Heritage Selections and two blocks of Robert Young clone.

Production NOTES

We craft our Chardonnay in a food-friendly, focused style with minimal new oak influence. By sourcing fruit from both new and old vines, we achieve balance in the resulting wine. Each nuance in the vineyard offers a slightly different flavor profile which we capture by fermenting separately and then blending together to produce a harmonious wine with bright acidity and fruit.

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Vintage:
2016
Wine Type:
White Wine
Varietal:
Chardonnay
Varietal Composition:
  • 100% Chardonnay
Appellation:
Sonoma Coast
Acid:
TA: 0.66 g/100mL
PH:
3.53
Barrel Aging:
  • 10 months
    100% French oak, 20% new
    Dargaud et Jaegle & Ermitage
Alcohol %:
14.2%
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