2019 WALT Sangiacomo Chardonnay
"A minerally and savory style, with a light spiciness to the concentrated white raspberry, Fuji apple and peach pastry flavors that are fresh and well-knit. The juicy finish lingers with hints of dried apricot and marmalade."
92 Points | Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2019 Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard showed beautifully, with a rich, nutty, yet still pure and elegant character. Coming from a single vineyard on the Sonoma Coast, it has classic lemon and melon-laced fruits, good minerality, integrated oak, and outstanding length."
91 Points | Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Erin Brooks
"The 2019 Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard has gregarious aromas of baked apples, pie spices, toast and beeswax with nutty tones. The medium-bodied palate is fresh and gently leesy, with ripe fruits and a long, spicy finish."
The Sangiacomo Vineyard
This sustainably farmed, low-yielding site, just
outside the city of Sonoma, is famous for Chardonnay.
San Pablo Bay
Cooling influence extends the growing season for slow,
even ripening and perfectly balanced acidity.
Sandy, Well-draining Soils
Stresses vines into producing grapes of full
Pale straw with a slight green tinge. Effusive aromas of white flowers, toasted hazelnut, lemon zest and flint. The palate is juicy and crisp with flavors of ripe pear, brioche and a hint of lemon curd. The long and generous finish is layered with beautiful, lifted minerality and verve.
The Sangiacomo Vineyard is a certified sustainable vineyard, first planted in 1969. The block we source from is entirely "Old Wente" field selection. The proximity to the Pacific Ocean and San Pablo Bay makes this site ideal for growing Chardonnay. Older vines produce small clusters that drive concentration and richness in the wine.
|Varietal Composition||100% Chardonnay|
|Barrel Aging||15 Months in 30% New French Oak|
|Appellation||Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County|
|Vintage Notes||The 2019 vintage began with a wet spring bringing three inches of rain in May. In response to the late rains our vineyards received diligent attention to control vigorous vine growth. A long Indian summer followed with mild weather, allowing the fruit to ripen at slow, even place. The long picking windows bore fruit with beautiful freshness at optimal ripeness. The resulting wines are exceptionally elegant.|