2017 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
Highlighting the beauty of the appellation each year, our Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is an artistic blend sourced from distinct areas within the vast Sonoma Coast AVA. Each of the vineyard locations contribute to the balance and beauty of this wine – from the wind swept regions in the southern end to the cool and foggier regions in the north. The 2017 vintage was an excellent one— well-balanced with moderate yields due to a heat spike later in the season. We were very fortunate to have picked all of our fruit prior to the October 2017 North Bay Fires, so the widespread devastation did not affect our wines.
Lovely notes of tropical fruit complement, rather than overwhelm, a bouquet of lemon meringue, vanilla wafer, and winter citrus. Expressing a hint of minerality and a slight savory quality, the palate is both nuanced and familiar.