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2013 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

2013 Sonoma Coast

Chardonnay

SONOMA COASTsonoma county


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LIBRARY RELEASE

TASTING NOTES

As in years past, our versatile, food friendly Sonoma Coast bottling draws from a selection of cooler vineyard blocks that come together to provide a Chardonnay with charming elegance and naturally derived vitality.

We take care in the cellar to raise this wine with very little new oak (roughly 10% in 2013) minimal lees stirring, and only partial malolactic fermentation to retain natural acidity. These methods help preserve the delicacy of our vibrant fruit sources and give full voice to the coastal influences suggested by its name.

On release, the 2013 is taught and focused with a crisp citrus/mineral edge. If you are drinking it early, we’d heartily suggest an extended aeration for maximum enjoyment. Over a few days, the wine softens and opens aromatically as it begins to reveal it’s true charms. So decant right now, or give it some time in the cellar to reach it’s optimum drinking window.

This particular vintage reminds us of 2004 and 2007, both of which produced wonderfully long-lived, complex wines that have blossomed and expanded beautifully over time. We look forward to following this one on its journey!

DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: mid 2016 through 2019
Graceful ageability: 2020+

VINEYARDS

56% Roberts Road, 44% Stiling

CLONES

45% 95, 44% Rued, 11% 17

STATS

pH: 3.26  |  TA: 6.65 g/L  |  Alcohol: 14.3%
Bottling: December 8, 2014  |  Release: Fall 2015
Cases Produced: 215

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