Schug Chardonnay


Schug Chardonnay


VINEYARDS 46% Stage Gulch; 28% Smith; 16% Schug Estate; 10% Ricci
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.


Wine Advocate - 89pts. "Great Value" - "The 2015 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay reveals a nose of apple pie, warm peaches and lightly buttered toast with a waft of cedar. Medium-bodied and elegantly crafted, the palate yields a more modern style of Chardonnay with plenty of flavor and freshness and still a notable kiss of toast in the background. Great value!" -January 2017

Wine Enthusiast - 90pts - "Youthful, yet lush and voluptuous on the palate, this balanced wine shows a sublime layering of peach and tropical vanilla with hints of spicy nutmeg and fennel. The oak is subtle and supportive." -June 2017

Wine Spectator - 88pts "Top 9 Chardonnay Values" - "Lemon and citrus blossom scents highlight the aromatics and carry over to the palate, presenting a crisp, zesty mix of white peach and tangerine. Drink now through 2020." -April 2017


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