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The 2016 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a light golden straw hue and displays aromas of apple, pear, tropical citrus and pineapple with subtle notes of cardamom cinnamon and vanilla spice. On the entry, crisp vibrant flavors of guava, pear and green apple integrate well with a touch of minerality and a medium body mouth feel. These flavors linger to provide a full and lengthy finish.
FERMENTATION: 100% whole-cluster pressed Chardonnay that settles 24 hours before transferring into small stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels (20% new). After primary fermentation, natural malolactic fermentation progresses until achieving a perfect balance of acidity.
AGING: The wine ages in French oak barrels for a total of 10 months before bottling.