2020 WALT Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Juicy and vibrant, this has terrific purity to the lemon curd, yuzu and peach flavors, with a touch of salted butter. The finish features fresh herbal details of lemon verbena and ginger that linger.
90 Points | JEB DUNNUCK, Audrey Frick
"The 2020 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is floral with honeysuckle, fresh pear, and lemon pastry. The palate leads with sweet fruit of candied green apple, baking spice, and frangipane. It has a medium build and is fresh amid its more confectionary qualities."
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 2020 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay opens with inviting aromas of juicy pear, creamy vanilla, lemon, honeysuckle, and a hit of nutmeg. The palate is plush and flavorful, with a rich and layered finish that is lengthened by fresh acidity.
The 20120 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is comprised of fruit sourced primarily from the Bob's Ranch Vineyard, as well as the Sangiacomo Vineyard. Bob’s Ranch Vineyard is characterized by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Coastal breezes along with low rolling hills and morning fog define this cool climate. 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.
|Varietal Composition||100% Chardonnay|
|Barrel Aging||15 Months in 25% New French Oak|
|Vineyard||Bob's Ranch and Sangiacomo Vineyards|
|Vintage Notes||The season started out with an unseasonably warm, dry winter. It wasn't until the end of March that cold, rainy weather arrived, and the mild spring gave the vines a strong, early start. Even with above normal temperatures throughout the summer and fall, we still experienced the marine influence that defines the limiting conditions of our premium vineyard sites - cool morning fog and afternoon wind. The resulting wine is irresistibly fresh, fruity and brimming with appeal.|