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Chardonnay

Sonoma Coast

 

Winemaker’s Notes

Our Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is produced with the minimal use of new oak, to allow the bright varietal character to shine through. It was harvested from select vineyards located in the Sonoma Coast appellation, including the cooler microclimates of western Carneros, southern Sonoma Valley and the Petaluma Gap. It has a spicy apple aroma with hints of nutmeg and cream. Silky textured, it has delicate flavors of fresh fennel, pear and ripe apple. Try it paired with aged cheeses such as Gouda or Manchego, or with delicate seafood dishes, soups and pastas.

92 Points
Tasting Panel Magazine

Cold fermented in stainless steel and produced with the minimal use of new oak, this edgy and lean white is glassy textured, a key-lime flavor profile seasoned with tarragon and dill. Aromas precede with apple pie spices. Honeyed pear is focused, and inherent energy keeps going through to the finish.

Double Gold Medal
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is currently the largest of its kind in North America, featuring nearly 7,000 entries annually. The subsequent Public Tasting event, held in San Francisco, is the most extensive tasting of American wines in the world, and a tremendous attraction for San Francisco Bay Area lovers of fine wine, food, and entertainment.

WINE STATISTICS

Vineyards: 49% Guernville Road; 24% Smith; 18% Schug Estate; 5% Wildcat Mountain; 4% Ricci
Appellation: 100% Sonoma Coast
Harvest and Brix: September 9th – October 11th, 2018, 23.9 Brix Average
Aging: Stainless steal and neutral oak casks
Alcohol and Acidity: 13.9% ABV, TA=0.66 g/100mL, pH=3.50
Release Date: December 1st, 2019

Chef Kristine’s recommendation

Bright and vibrant, this wine has a long finish with good acidity. It’s wonderful when paired with French dishes and sauces- this wine just sings with rich recipes! Try with seafood, cream soups, some pates (rillettes), lemon thyme, thyme, roasted garlic, Chanterelle mushrooms, caramelized onions, and mild, (or creamy!) Thai flavors such as coconut-based soups, or sauces with little or no heat.

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Sonoma Carneros Estate Winery
Tasting Room Open Daily
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707-939-9363

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