2017 WALT Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Bob’s Ranch Estate Vineyard
Characterized by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean.
Sonoma Coast Appellation
Heavy fog and strong winds tempered by bright afternoon sunshine.
Sandy, Well-draining Soils
Stresses vines into producing grapes of full varietal intensity.
The wine is a beautiful pale gold in color tinged with a green hue. The nose gives expansive aromas of pineapple cake, toasted hazelnut, and delicate white flowers. The palate offers up tropical fruit and crème brûlée flavors with bright acidity, balanced by a creamy mid-palate texture that is decadent and round. The finish is bright, with a flinty minerality.
The fruit is sourced from our estate vineyard, Bob’s Ranch, located within the Sonoma Coast Appellation. The dominant characteristics of this AVA are cool morning fog and light sandy cotati soils, which bring depth and uniqueness to the finished wine.
|Varietal Composition||100% Chardonnay|
|Vineyard||Bob's Ranch Vineyard|
|Vintage Notes||Our 2017 harvest wrapped up in early fall following summer heat spurts and a growing season that saw significant rain throughout the state, ending a five-year drought. The season began with rainfall that refilled reservoirs and replenished soils. Harvest began early at a normal pace, and then progressed rapidly during a heat wave in late August and early September. Temperatures cooled mid-September, slowing the harvest pace and allowing grapes to ripen gradually. This is a high quality vintage.|