VINEYARDS 46% Stage Gulch; 28% Smith; 16% Schug Estate; 10% Ricci
APPELLATION Sonoma Coast
SUGAR AT HARVEST 23.8 degrees Brix average
FERMENTATION 25% neutral oak cask fermented; 75% cold-fermented in stainless steel tanks
AGING/COOPERAGE 25% aged “sur-lie” for 5 months in 132 gallon neutral oak puncheons
ALCOHOL 14 .1% by volume
ACIDITY TA = 0.66 g/100ml; pH = 3.47
We crafted this Chardonnay from select vineyards located in the Sonoma Coast appellation, including the microclimates of western Carneros, southern Sonoma Valley and the Petaluma Gap. Produced in a lively, crisp style that emphasizes varietal character without the use of new oak, it has a spicy citrus bouquet that leads to juicy flavors of white peach and nectarine, followed by a sleek, juicy finish. Try it as an elegant aperitif paired with hors d’oeuvres, or with lighter dishes such as soups, salads, seafood and pasta dishes.