2018 Proprietary Chardonnay Sonoma CoastCrescere
Bright aromas of cantaloupe, honeydew melon and grilled apples give way to wild mountain thyme with undertones of hazelnut, cinnamon and nutmeg.
On the palate you find a lovely mouth-coating sensation that carries those flavors through along with an underlying earthy note that reminds us of turmeric, and enough acidity to make you want to keep returning to your glass over and over again.
Bacigalupi: Located in the North Eastern territory of the Russian River Valley, Soil: clay and fine sandy loam
Quail Hill: Located North of Sebastopol in the Russian River Valley, Soil: Goldridge fine sandy loam
100% Chardonnay, Old Wente
Bacigalupi harvested and sorted by hand September 17. Quail Hill harvested and sorted by hand October 6. 100% whole cluster pressed on a gentle “Champagne” cycle, cold settled for 48 hours 100% Barrel fermented in French oak using native yeast. Elevage in French oak, final barrel selection were all 2nd and 3rd use. After native ML completed, aged on lees with battonage for 16 months
|Region / AVA||California/Russian River|
|Alcohol / ABV||14.8%|
|Drinking Window||3 - 5 Years|