2017 
											Chardonnay					 Bottle

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2017
Chardonnay

Sonoma County

Double Gold, 96 points at the 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition. This wine is comprised of grapes from 60 different vineyard lots in Sonoma County that are blended together to create one full-bodied, delicious Chardonnay.

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92 Points, The Tasting Panel Magazine

Meridith May, - See Review

Silver Medal, 2019 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

Silver Medal, 2019 International Women's Wine Competition

Double Gold, 96 pts, 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition


Aromas & Flavors

This Chardonnay delights with aromas of pear, white peach, graham cracker, vanilla and buttercream, perfectly balanced by vibrant and refreshing flavors of Fuji apple, cinnamon and Meyer lemon. Lingering creamy and toasted oak notes round out the finish.

Food Pairings

This versatile Chardonnay pairs perfectly with seafood, poultry, white meats and dishes with cream sauces. Try preparations that include citrus, butter, cream, cheese, bacon, nutmeg, thyme, basil or toasted nuts.

How It's Made

The grapes are destemmed, pressed, then cold settled in stainless steel tanks before moving to barrels for fermentation. Aged separately in French oak, the wine completes 85% malolactic fermentation, then is sur lie aged and stirred every two weeks until final blending in April, followed by bottling in June.

The Vintage

The 2017 season began with much-needed record rainfall during the winter months, followed by a mild spring. A very warm summer followed, including a scorching hot Labor Day heat spike and unusual rain in September, before it finally cooled off into fall. Overall it was a challenging harvest, but diligent attention in the vineyards led to the perfect blend of aromas and flavors that we desire in our wines. The last Chardonnay grapes were picked the beginning of October.

AppellationSonoma County

GrapeChardonnay

Cooperage21% new French oak, 79% older French oak

ReleaseSpring 2019

Tasting Notes

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