2018 Chardonnay, Freestone Vineyards
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Price $60.00, $48.00 (Phelps Preferred)
Blend and Grape Sources 100% estate-grown Chardonnay from our Freestone Vineyards.
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Aging/Cooperage 13 months in 41% new and 59% ones used French oak puncheons and barrels.
Winemaking Data Chardonnay grapes are picked at night to preserve fruit integrity and freshness, followed by whole cluster pressing cold to barrel for fermentation. The barrels were stirred only as necessary, resulting in a layered, concentrated wine with freshness.
Winemaker Notes The 2018 Chardonnay opens with generous white flower, lemon zest and fresh pear. A very linear offering with vivid acidity, bright green apple, tart lemon and a mineral driven lengthy finish.
Vintage Notes The 2018 Sonoma Coast growing season was marked by cool, mild weather. The cooler than normal spring delayed budbreak, bloom and veraison by two weeks compared to the previous five years. The mild weather patterns in August and September allowed for excellent overall phenological ripening and development of a complex aroma and flavor profile in the finished wines.