2017 Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay
The famed Roberts Road vineyard is located in the Sonoma Coast AVA. Being influenced by the fog of the nearby Pacific Ocean, the vineyard stays blanketed and cooled until midday, allowing for gentle ripening. Well drained, silty gravel soil imparts minerality and a complex richness. The fruit was hand-harvested at night; whole-cluster pressed with clones kept separate; primary and malolactic fermentations finished in new French oak barrels over 8 months, and then further aged for 6 months. The result is a Chardonnay with bright aromatics, sustained depth and a long, delightful finish.
PH: 3.25 | TA: 7.4 | BRIX: 22.4 AND 23.8 | ABV: 14.1%