Petaluma Gap

2019 Chardonnay

25.00 / 750ml

Description

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.

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

2019 was another fantastic vintage in California. In Sonoma County it started off with a copious amount of rain saturating the soil in late winter and spring, about 150% of normal. Early summer heat waves acclimated the vines to warmer weather, which allowed the grapes to withstand a later heat spell in August, moving the sugars higher and allowing flavors to ripen.

Appellation: Petaluma Gap
Varietal: Chardonnay
Alcohol: 14.5%
TA: 0.70g/100mL
PH: 3.28
Cellar & Fermentation: Fermented and aged in French oak barrels, 49% new, and stainless steel drums for 12 months
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