2017 Small Vines Wines Chardonnay Sonoma Coast California USA

$49.99 USD

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Winemaker Notes
"The glass glistens a pale straw-gold, reminiscent of a yellow diamond. The nose is an ambrosia of spring florals, orange blossom and citrus notes with a little vanilla. There is exquisite palate weight, softened by judicious use of neutral oak. It erupts with vibrant bright fruit, juicy tangerine, apricot and lemon curd perfectly balanced by the mouth-watering tartness. Finishes dry with a delicate nut oil and slightly candied lime zest.

2018 was a picture-perfect vintage! There on the Sonoma Coast, they experienced a very long growing season and a nicely expanded harvest with precise pick dates. Weather was mild and the summer was filled with cool, foggy, mornings which burned off to warm summer days – not too hot or too cold but just right. What they call a Goldilocks vintage! Perfect available water and this impeccable weather combination ended in fruit that was truly developed and matured at lower Brix levels- which results in nice low alcohols and plenty of succulent flavor. It was a great vintage for color, flavors and tannin development. The wines show a superb marriage of earth tones and beautiful ripe fruit."


Rated 90 points Wine Advocate
"The 2017 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast has delicate wafts of hay, golden apples, saline and crushed almonds with floral hints. The light to medium-bodied palate is fresh with delicate honey-nut character and a long, lifted finish."