2019 WALT Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
"Plush and well-spiced, with buttery notes to the ripe pear and Gala apple flavors that are backed by rich acidity. Finishes with accents of nutmeg and clove."
Bob’s Ranch Estate Vineyard
Characterized by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean;
Coastal breezes along with low rolling hills and
morning fog define this cool climate site
The Sangiacomo Vineyard
This sustainably farmed, low-yielding site, just
outside the city of Sonoma, is famous for Chardonnay.
Sonoma Coast Appellation
Heavy fog and strong winds tempered by bright
Sandy, Well-draining Soils
Stresses vines into producing grapes of full
Our 2019 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay opens with fresh aromas of white flowers, struck flint, vanilla and lemon zest. The palate is meringue-like in texture, sitting lightly in the mouth while melting in to creamy richness. The wine finishes with bright acidity, enhancing the lemon notes.
|Varietal Composition||100% Chardonnay|
|Barrel Aging||12 months in 20% concrete tank, 30% New French Oak barrel & 50% Neutral Oak barrel|
|Appellation||Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County|
|Vineyard||Bob's Ranch and Sangiacomo Vineyards|
|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.|