2018 Blue Wing Vineyard Chardonnay

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Winemaking Notes

Our Blue Wing Chardonnay has aromas of pineapple, golden apple and hay. On the palate this wine is bursting with honey crisp apple, fresh minerality and a creamy mouth feel, ending with a smooth, butterscotch finish. The extremely low yielding vineyard led to a wonderful concentration of flavor in the finished wine. We regularly stirred the lees during the 13 months of French Oak barrel aging to add richness and texture. The remaining portion was cold fermented in stainless steel where malolactic fermentation brought additional character to the wine. Enjoy this with an Asian salad, spicy seafood pasta or lemon garlic chicken.

Food pairings

Enjoy this with an Asian salad, spicy seafood pasta or lemon garlic chicken.

History

Since 1959, our passion has been to craft best in class wines in our sustainable winery to share with friends and family. Our family-owned winery is committed to quality wines and to protecting our resources for the future. We are solar powered, certified sustainable, practice Fish Friendly Farming and we were the first winery in Sonoma County to offset our carbon footprint. With an eye on the future, innovation in the cellar and the vineyards is at the heart of all that we do.

The Vineyards

Situated in the Southern and Western end of Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast is a distinct region that is directly influenced by the Pacific Ocean and is known to produce Chardonnay of exceptional complexity with true varietal and terroir characteristics unique to the region. Our Sonoma Coast Blue Wing vineyard sits at the very closest point to the San Pablo Bay within the Petaluma Gap. The Petaluma Gap channels coastal fog and sea breezes to the vineyard every late afternoon, where cool nights and warm days of filtered sunlight bring out the very best in our Chardonnay. The longer, colder growing season results in harvests well into October at times, producing elegant complexity and character with our Blue Wing vineyard delivering true to the appellation distinct wines that are crisp, elegant and a beautiful representation of Sonoma Coast.

$25.00

Appellation:

Petaluma Gap

Varietal:

Chardonnay

Alcohol:

13.5%

TA:

0.71g/100mL

PH:

3.40

Cellar & Fermentation:

Fermented and aged in French oak barrels for 13 months, 55% new

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