2018 Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay

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Vintage
2018

2018 Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay

2018 Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay

Vintage
2018

Varietal
Chardonnay

Appellation
Sonoma Mountains

Alcohol %
14.5

Vineyard Notes
The 2018 growing season started after abundant February rains, followed by a mild spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences at night, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions for the fruit to accumulate flavor complexity.
Production Notes
The juice was fermented with active yeasts and aged for 17 months in 65% new French oak. It underwent full malolactic fermentation, which balances the wines inherent acidity and lends a luscious texture on the palate. Delicious now and will age 8-10 years with proper storage.
Tasting Notes
Luminous and clear, this wine shines with a pale golden hue. Tropical fruits like sugarloaf pineapple, guava and lemon curd take center stage on the nose, balanced with notes of wet stone, vanilla, and a whisper of nutmeg. A perfect balance between rich California fruit and Burgundian-style minerality, the palate echoes the nose with vibrant tropical fruits, hints of lime zest and a creamy mouthfeel accented by sweet oak.
Food Pairing Notes
The fresh, vibrant qualities of this wine make it an excellent partner for seafood dishes like fresh Dungeness or Stone Crab basted with melted butter and lime. A triple cream cheese such as Brillat-Savarin or Epoisses de Bourgogne would be an effortlessly beautiful match.
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SKU: 18MSCHSM0750
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2018 Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay

Vintage
2018

Varietal
Chardonnay

Appellation
Sonoma Mountains

Alcohol %
14.5

Vintage
2018

2018 Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay

Vineyard Notes
The 2018 growing season started after abundant February rains, followed by a mild spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences at night, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions for the fruit to accumulate flavor complexity.
Production Notes
The juice was fermented with active yeasts and aged for 17 months in 65% new French oak. It underwent full malolactic fermentation, which balances the wines inherent acidity and lends a luscious texture on the palate. Delicious now and will age 8-10 years with proper storage.
Tasting Notes
Luminous and clear, this wine shines with a pale golden hue. Tropical fruits like sugarloaf pineapple, guava and lemon curd take center stage on the nose, balanced with notes of wet stone, vanilla, and a whisper of nutmeg. A perfect balance between rich California fruit and Burgundian-style minerality, the palate echoes the nose with vibrant tropical fruits, hints of lime zest and a creamy mouthfeel accented by sweet oak.
Food Pairing Notes
The fresh, vibrant qualities of this wine make it an excellent partner for seafood dishes like fresh Dungeness or Stone Crab basted with melted butter and lime. A triple cream cheese such as Brillat-Savarin or Epoisses de Bourgogne would be an effortlessly beautiful match.
Bring it Home
Add To Cart
$55.00
/ Bottle
SKU: 18MSCHSM0750
Add To Cart
$660.00
/ Case of 12