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2012 CHARDONNAY SUNCHASE VINEYARD - SONOMA COAST

$40

12 CHARDONNAY SUNCHASE VNYD SONOMA COAST 12/750 13.7%

WINEMAKER NOTES
This wine is pale yellow-green in color with a slight silver glow. The nose is intricately layered with notes of key lime pie and frangipane embodied with intensely fresh floral tones.  The attack of this wine on the pallet showcases an opulent lemon zest that balances out a seesaw of body and acidity.  At the core is an alluring freshness supported by a complex, lingering mineral texture on an acid-driven finish.  

VINIFICATION
Our 2012 Sun Chase Vineyard Chardonnay was made in the traditional Burgundian-style which includes: a long, gentle pressing of the whole clusters and a light settling of the golden juice before being transferred to barrel for spontaneous indigenous fermentation. During barrel aging, we gently stirred the lees and achieved 100% malolactic fermentation to add to balance to the wine’s acid profile and increase the texture and complexity of flavor. Finally, the wine was aged for 11 months in 20 % new French oak barrels before it was bottled unfiltered on April 29th 2014 on a fruit day of the biodynamic calendar.

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