2017 Chardonnay

Sonoma Coast

In a world of Chardonnay lovers and haters (aka ABCers), we are humbled that the style driven by our Rhinefarm Vineyard fruit appears to bridge the gap as the insatiable demand for us to produce more of this beloved Chardonnay continues.

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$420.00
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Tasting NOTES

In a world of Chardonnay lovers and haters (aka "ABCers"), we are humbled that the style driven by our Rhinefarm Vineyard fruit appears to bridge the gap as the insatiable demand for us to produce more of this beloved Chardonnay continues. Aromatic and bright with lemon rind, early harvest melon, jasmine blossoms, and minerals, this medium-bodied Chardonnay is full of juicy white nectarine and key lime balanced by zesty acidity and a clean finish belying its ample mouthfeel and texture. Perfect for sipping, quaffing, pairing, and changing opinions.

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:
2017
Wine Type:
White Wine
Varietal:
Chardonnay
Varietal Composition:
  • 100% Chardonnay
Appellation:
Sonoma Coast
Acid:
TA: 0.60 g/100mL
PH:
3.40
Barrel Aging:
  • 10 months
    100% French oak, 20% new
    Dargaud et Jaegle & Ermitage
Alcohol %:
14.2%

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