2018 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 2018 vintage was slow and steady, which allowed the fruit to gradually ripen, holding its acid and allowing it to develop complexity on the vine. The majority of fruit was picked between mid-September and mid-October, with generous yet balanced yields.
Aromas of vanilla and warm brioche mingle with hints of baking spices and apple blossom. Granny Smith apple and white peach reveal themselves on the palate, with smooth yet integrated oak tannins, leading to a lush finish.