2018 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

2018 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Intense aromas of pineapple, baking spices, and a sharp minerality greet the nose. This wine is dense with notes of lemon curd, Granny Smith apple, and peach on the palate. This wine has a lush and lingering finish. Perfect to pair with baked brie cheese, salmon with butter and lemon sauce, or a Sunday afternoon.

Bright and enduringly elegant, this white sources grapes from several Dutton-farmed sites in addition to the Scribe property in Sonoma. Citrus and pear flavors are wrapped in baking spice and brioche, never losing sight of its lively, fresh foundation of acidity.

Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

The Vineyard

Our Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is an artistic blend showcasing distinct, hand-picked from the across the vast Sonoma Coast AVA. We source fruit from the foggier sites in the north to the wind-swept vineyards in the south. Each vineyard contributes to the beauty and balance of this wine. 

The 2018 vintage was a good one for most of California. The growing season was slow and steady, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly, retain acidity, and develop complexity on the vine. A majority of the fruit was harvested from mid-September to mid-October.

Accolades

  • 94 points, Wine Enthusiast

Details

Varietals

100% Chardonnay

AVA
Type
White
Varietal
Chardonnay
Region
California
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Vintage
2018
Vineyards
Scribe, Dutton (Shop Block and Mill Station), J McK Estate
Technical
Fermentation
Hand-sorted and whole cluster pressed. Barrel fermented and aged, this wine went through 85% malolactic fermentation.
Aging
Aged 15 months sur lie in French oak barrels, 25% of which were new.
Alcohol
13.5%
pH
3.55
TA
5.9 g/L
Production
Bottling Date
2018-10-12
Cases Produced
1275