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2015 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay Image
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Harvest Date
September 2nd & 8th 2015
Sugar
24.8 Brix
Acid
6.2
pH
3.51
Aging
Sixteen months in 60 gallon French oak barrels: 50% new; 50% from Tonnellerie Sirugue and 50% from Francois Freres
Fermentation
100% Malolactic Fermentation
Bottling Date
February 10, 2016
Alcohol %
14.1

2015 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

91 Points - Connoisseurs Guide to California Wines

The nose on this complete Chardonnay, as complete as soup to nuts, brings forth plush peach, apple skin, baked apple and vanilla cream in fine harmony. 

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91 Points - Connoisseurs Guide to California Wines

Very much in the Chasseur style, this rich, fruity, well-oaked wine is noticeably hazy in appearance with a light golden color and a hint of butterscotch to its pulpy, juicy aromas of ripe apples and light spice. Full and rounded yet balanced on the palate, it opens to a near voluptuous texture at the front and holds very little in reserve at any point, and its complex flavors last and last as the wine finishes. So accessible that it is drinking very nicely now, it has the depth to hold up for a few years in the bottle but makes no demands for long cellaring.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Malolactic Fermentation: 100%
Vineyard Notes
Yield: 1.4 ton/acre average West Sonoma County
Winemaker Notes
The nose on this complete Chardonnay brings forth plush peach, apple skin, baked apple and vanilla cream in fine harmony. However, they are deeper still on the palate which is drenched in mouth-coating spiced-apple pie, peach tart, toasted nut, coconut and crème brulee and flavors that are balanced by a panoramic of slate-like chiseled mineral, with a finish that is duplicated.
Production
100 Cases produced
Vintage Notes
This historically low yielding vintage created wines of unparalleled weight. The fourth in a series of drought years in the west affected vine vigor and small crop levels never before seen. Warm dry weather was ideal for growing wine which brought in fruit with small bunches and shot berries. An early harvest usually means little fruit hang time which can beg the question of lack of flavor but the wines from this vintage are as flavorful as they are dense.