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2020 Sullivan Vineyard Chardonnay

A weighty Chardonnay with aromatic notes of lemon, citrus, pear and stone fruit. Rich, balanced, with crisp acidity and a vibrant finish.

$55.00 750mL
    Image of growing grapes on a hill in Sullivan Vineyard.

    James MacPhail's Notes

    Part of the Dutton Ranch family of vineyards, Sullivan is known for its focus on innovative sustainability practices, where responsible water preservation and carbon sequestering techniques mean we can continue producing this delicate, bright, aromatic wine from 30+ year old Wente Chardonnay vines for years to come. 

    James Macphail
    17 months in 100% French Oak (25% new)
    Russian River Valley

    Tasting Notes

    This Chardonnay is rich, viscous, and weighty with a lingering finish. Big aromatics on the nose, with notes of lemon, citrus, lemon peel, pear and stone fruit. The palate is fresh and rich with flavors of Bartlett pear, Gravenstein apple, peach pit and green melon. This crisp, aromatic wine is a perfect food pairing partner.

    Production Notes

    Grapes were hand-sorted and whole clusters were gently pressed into French oak barrels. The wine was barrel-fermented with native yeasts and underwent 100% native malolactic fermentation. It was aged sur lie in French Oak for 17 months with frequent battonage through primary fermentation.

    Green grapes growing on vine in Sullivan Vineyard.