2017

Mountain Estate

Chardonnay

Sonoma County

2017 Mountain Estate

A steep, rocky, Northeast-facing slope at an average of 1,300 feet in elevation, planted vertically.

Production Details

Harvested September 6th – 18th

Whole cluster sorted, then lightly pressed

Juice cold settled for 24 hours and moved to barrel by gravity

Fermented, then aged 16 months in French oak barrels (45% new)

No sulfite additions during the 16 months in barrel

Lees stirred twice monthly for 14 months

Bottled unfined and unfiltered

ABV

14.3
%

Bottled

January 2019

Produced

434 cases
Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Mountain Estate Vineyard

Planted in 1999, our Mountain Estate Vineyard, Chardonnay, is rooted in steep, rocky soils at 1,300 feet elevation, and planted with the 45 degree fall line on our only northeast-facing slope. Owing to this particular aspect, these vines receive cooler morning light and minimal exposure to any hot afternoon sun, which has proven ideal for the gradual ripening and maximum maturation of Chardonnay grapes.

2017

Mountain Estate

Chardonnay

Sonoma County

A steep, rocky, Northeast-facing slope at an average of 1,300 feet in elevation, planted vertically.

Production Details

Harvested September 6th – 18th

Whole cluster sorted, then lightly pressed

Juice cold settled for 24 hours and moved to barrel by gravity

Fermented, then aged 16 months in French oak barrels (45% new)

No sulfite additions during the 16 months in barrel

Lees stirred twice monthly for 14 months

Bottled unfined and unfiltered

ABV

14.3
%

Bottled

January 2019

Produced

434 cases
94
Points
Antonio Galloni
Vinous
Antonio Galloni
Vinous
The 2017 Chardonnay Mountain Estate Vineyard is a gorgeous wine that captures all the phenolic intensity that is so typical of this site. Ripe pear, graphite, sage, dried herbs, dried flowers and chamomile all develop in the glass, but it is the wine's weight and viscosity that really stand out.
94
Points
Antonio Galloni
,
Vinous

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