2016 Sun Chase Chardonnay
About this wine
94 points, Wine Advocate
One of the most sought-after sites in all of Sonoma County, Sun Chase Vineyard is planted on a west-facing slope in the Petaluma Gap overlooking a broad sweep of the county from the San Pablo Bay to North Santa Rosa. Our Chardonnay block sits on a sun-drenched, rocky incline where fruit yields are naturally limited. Balanced vines produce small clusters and beautifully aromatic Chardonnay.
Aromas of Anjou pear and crushed rock, with a hint of wintergreen emerge from your glass. Notes of crisp citrus fruit and blossom introduce a pulse of acidity that persists through to the finish. Deceptively light-bodied on entry, the wine has a long, cooling finish of green apple.
100% Chardonnay | Clone 4
Fermentation: fermented in barrel, native primary and secondary
fermentations, 25% new oak, full malolactic conversion