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2018 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

A pure expression of Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Light and delicate, with lemon curd on the nose, citrus, and a crisp minerality.

$34.00 750mL

James MacPhail's Notes

Much of the Sonoma Coast AVA sees strong maritime influence, and our Chardonnay benefits from cooling coastal fog that enhances acidity. We also work with growers farther inland who contribute grapes from warmer parts of the AVA, which bring some fun, ripe, tropical fruit notes to this crisp and refreshing wine.

James Macphail
Winemaker
Aging
8 months in 100% French oak (15% new)
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Alcohol
14.2%

Tasting Notes

Pale straw, aromas of lemon curd, key lime and pineapple rind. Key lime and lemon meringue flavors mingle with white peach and a pleasing salinity reminiscent of sea spray and oyster shell.

Production Notes

Grapes were hand-sorted and 100% whole cluster pressed. The wine saw two-thirds malolactic fermentation, then was aged sur lie for 8 months in a combination of new and neutral French oak.

Sonoma Coast

Stretching from the rugged coastline in the north to former dairy land in the south, the Sonoma Coast AVA spans the length of Sonoma County. Wind, fog, and a salty Pacific Ocean fog create a rugged, cool-climate home for some of Sonoma’s most celebrated Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, heralded for their concentrated fruit flavors, notable balance, and complexity.

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