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2018 Chardonnay, Pastorale Vineyard

Winemaker Notes The 2018 vintage envelopes the senses with fragrant lemon zest, young jasmine and toasted brioche. Bright and flinty with a viscous texture and racy acidity accompanied by fresh lemon oil, green apple and earthy mineral character.

Winemaking Data A blend of three Chardonnay blocks from our Pastorale Vineyard with a focus on heritage clone Montrachet, Maro, clone 76, Old Calera, New Calera, Old Wente and Mt. Eden. Grapes were whole cluster pressed cold and barrel fermented slowly over several months, followed by malolactic fermentation. The barrels were stirred as needed, resulting in a focused, nuanced wine with silky texture.

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.

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Blend and Grape Sources 100% estate-grown Chardonnay from our Pastorale Vineyard.

Appellation Sonoma Coast

Aging/Cooperage 13 months in 55% new and 45% once used French oak puncheons


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