2014 District 3 Chardonnay

2014 District 3 Chardonnay

Growers Reserve, Sonoma Coast, California

Unoaked

$18.99



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VARIETAL: Chardonnay

ALCOHOL: 13.70%

SIZE: 750ml

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Why We're Drinking It:

Our 2014 Growers Reserve Chardonnay opens with peach and honeysuckle aromas. With time, hints of candied lemon peel add to the sweet aromas of the wine. While soft in texture, the wine is bright and citrus-filled, almost chablis-like, with notes of white peach, fresh citrus and an alluring banana cream pie finish.

FROM THE FIELD:

The site has captured the essence of the Sonoma Coast winds. The southern part of Sonoma Coast is not protected by the Coastal Mountain Range. When heat inland draws the cool air from the ocean, the rolling hills of Southern Sonoma Coast make for a fast, direct route that the wind naturally prefers. As it builds speed and is brought into Sonoma Valley, it is funneled by an opening in the Sonoma Mountain Range. The wind builds and releases right on the vines that produce this wine. The fertile soil that bears these vines is a sandy loam strip of land in an area of adobe soils. that bears these vines is a sandy loam strip of land in an area of adobe soils. During summer evenings, the fog bank that stops at the Sonoma Mountain towers over Sonoma Valley, bringing cold air. The early spring and hot summer yielded extraordinary fruit flavors.

Tasting Notes:

Our un-oaked Sonoma Coast Chardonnay was night-picked at lower brix to preserve the fruit integrity at a lower alcohol level. The grapes were pressed wholecluster and the juice fermented cold in tank. After a long fermentation, the wine was on lees to develop texture and add weight to the center of the wine. No malolactic fermentation was employed in order to ensure a vibrant acidity that keeps the wine light on the palate.

The Story to Know:

California is divided into seventeen different grape growing districts. The Sonoma Collection
highlights the unique elements of District 3. The coastal influence, combined with distinctive geological nuances, has indisputably made District 3 one of the most sought-after grape growing districts in California.

Our 2014 Growers Reserve Chardonnay opens with peach and honeysuckle aromas. With time, hints of candied lemon peel add to the sweet aromas of the wine. While soft in texture, the wine is bright and citrus-filled, almost chablis-like, with notes of white peach, fresh citrus and an alluring banana cream pie finish.

FROM THE FIELD:

The site has captured the essence of the Sonoma Coast winds. The southern part of Sonoma Coast is not protected by the Coastal Mountain Range. When heat inland draws the cool air from the ocean, the rolling hills of Southern Sonoma Coast make for a fast, direct route that the wind naturally prefers. As it builds speed and is brought into Sonoma Valley, it is funneled by an opening in the Sonoma Mountain Range. The wind builds and releases right on the vines that produce this wine. The fertile soil that bears these vines is a sandy loam strip of land in an area of adobe soils. that bears these vines is a sandy loam strip of land in an area of adobe soils. During summer evenings, the fog bank that stops at the Sonoma Mountain towers over Sonoma Valley, bringing cold air. The early spring and hot summer yielded extraordinary fruit flavors.

Our un-oaked Sonoma Coast Chardonnay was night-picked at lower brix to preserve the fruit integrity at a lower alcohol level. The grapes were pressed wholecluster and the juice fermented cold in tank. After a long fermentation, the wine was on lees to develop texture and add weight to the center of the wine. No malolactic fermentation was employed in order to ensure a vibrant acidity that keeps the wine light on the palate.

California is divided into seventeen different grape growing districts. The Sonoma Collection
highlights the unique elements of District 3. The coastal influence, combined with distinctive geological nuances, has indisputably made District 3 one of the most sought-after grape growing districts in California.