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2015 Sebastiani Chardonnay, Sonoma County

2015 Sebastiani Chardonnay, Sonoma County

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SKU: 001322

Rich straw to light golden color. Bright aromas, rich and concentrated flavors, and a flinty, natural mineraltiy which coupled with its bright acidity command structure and balance to the wine.

Winemaker Notes
Our 2015 Sonoma County Chardonnay is a rich straw to light golden color. Bright aromas of yellow apple, and citrus complement the wet stone and cream undertones. Rich and concentrated flavors of apple, lemon meringue, white peach and vanilla surround its flinty minerality perfectly. This natural minerality coupled with its bright acidity command structure and balance to the wine, leaving you with a wonderfully crisp and lingering finish. - David Nakaji, Winemaker
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sonoma County
Harvest Date
Early September 2015
Acid
5.5 g/L
pH
3.66
Aging
Aged 10 months in new and used French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels
Alcohol %
13.90
Production Notes
We hand-picked and whole-cluster pressed the grapes, and then racked roughly half of the juice into barrels for primary and malolactic fermentations. The remainder of the fruit was tank fermented at cooler temperatures to preserve the bright fruit and firm structure. After fermentations, 89% of the wine was aged in new and used French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels for 10 months. The rest was kept in stainless steel tanks to help balance out the wine.
Vineyard Notes
For more than four decades, Sonoma County has been one of the premier regions in California for Chardonnay. Our multiplicity of climates and soils provide a broad range of sites perfectly suited for this noble grape. Taking full advantage of this diversity, our 2015 Sonoma County Chardonnay features fruit from Carneros, Sonoma Coast, Chalk Hill, and Lodi. 2015 was a fantastic vintage producing high quality fruit. It began with an earlier than average budbreak, and an intense, compacted harvest beginning earlier than average as well. The high temperatures in August and early September accelerated maturity and picking times. We picked all grapes by early September 2015. Overall, this has been an early and light harvest with smaller berries and concentrated flavors that produced exceptional quality fruit.
Production
Released March 2017

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