2018 Chardonnay, Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast

Price 750ml

$42

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Vintage Notes

This is the third vintage to come exclusively from the Martinelli Charles Ranch, two miles in from the Pacific at 1,115 ft elevation. Coming from a special vineyard site, our Sonoma Coast Chardonnay show great depth of flavor, length of finish, aromatic complexity, and a fine balance between richness and delicacy.  This vineyard has a typically cool climate, low vigor soil, and a vine selection that generates small berries, small clusters and inherently low yields.

Harvest Dates: October 16-19

Brix: 23.1˚

Winemaking

We press the fruit whole cluster for delicacy. Native-yeast and full native malolactic fermentation take place in barrel, with sur lies bâtonnage.

Winemaker Notes

After aging 12 months in 15% new French oak barrels (François Frères and Taransaud Beaune), the Chardonnay was traditionally fined for clarity and texture during the following harvest and bottled without filtration.

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Chardonnay

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