2018

Mountain Estate

Chardonnay

Sonoma County

2018 Mountain Estate

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

Production Details

  • 100% Chardonnay
  • Harvested September 20 – 29th
  • Whole cluster sorted, then lightly pressed
  • Juice cold settled for 24 hours and moved to barrel by gravity
  • Fermented and aged 18 months in French oak barrels (26% new)
  • No sulfite additions at harvest or during aging
  • Lees stirred twice monthly for 15 months

ABV

14.5
%

Bottled

March 2020

Produced

650 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.

2018

Mountain Estate

Chardonnay

Sonoma County

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

Production Details

  • 100% Chardonnay
  • Harvested September 20 – 29th
  • Whole cluster sorted, then lightly pressed
  • Juice cold settled for 24 hours and moved to barrel by gravity
  • Fermented and aged 18 months in French oak barrels (26% new)
  • No sulfite additions at harvest or during aging
  • Lees stirred twice monthly for 15 months

ABV

14.5
%

Bottled

March 2020

Produced

650 Cases
93
Points
Antonio Galloni
Vinous
Antonio Galloni
Vinous
The 2018 Chardonnay Mountain Estate Vineyard is bright and tightly wound, which will serve it well in aging. Lemon confit, almond, dried flowers and chamomile are finely cut. In 2018, the Mountain Estate Chardonnay offers lovely translucence. The late harvest with cool nights yielded a Chardonnay built on tension and persistence more than size.
93
Points
Antonio Galloni
,
Vinous

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