Complicated 2016 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

Description

"Perfumed, featuring ripe apple, light oak, floral scents and a general sense of proportion and balance, with fruit, oak and acidity sharing the stage." Wine Spectator 88 Points

SONOMA COAST AVA
The Sonoma Coast AVA is an American Viticultural Area in Sonoma
County, California, mostly along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean.
It extends from San Pablo Bay to the border of Mendocino County.
The appellation is known for its cool climate and high rainfall relative
to other parts of Sonoma County. Burgundian varietals Pinot Noir
and Chardonnay star in this cool–climate appellation.


2016 VINTAGE
The 2016 growing season began in early spring, with budbreak as
soon as February in Sonoma County. After welcomed winter rains
filled the reservoirs, the spring remained mostly mild, with a little
cool, wet weather during bloom. The cooler bloom period led to
smaller berry and cluster size, though the decent cluster counts
were enough to yield a crop size close to average. Vintage 2016
yielded grapes that were balanced in sugar and phenolic maturity,
and concentrated in flavor and color. An uneventful growing season
with an exceptional quality!


TASTING NOTES
Ripe peach, crisp apple, lemon curd, warm spices and toasty oak on
the nose are accentuated by stone fruit and vanilla on the palate.
Balanced acidity is complimented by a creamy finish laced with
spiced pear.



Collections: USA - Chardonnay, Wine

Type: WINE


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