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2018 Westwood Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Roberts Road Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

2018 Westwood Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Roberts Road Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

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Complex and compelling, the 2018 Sangiacomo Chardonnay has bright aromatics of lemon curd, freshly cut feijoa, orange blossom, tarragon, raw honey, and a subtle touch of flinty notes. On the palate, it has a brilliant citrus entry and lemon-lime acidity throughout, contrasted beautifully with robust texture from aging on the lees and a satisfying long finish of lemon tart. Well-drained, silty gravel soil imparts minerality and a complex richness.

95 Points | The Wine Advocate

The 2018 Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard needs a little coaxing before bursting from the glass with notes of fresh grapefruit, lemon meringue pie and Bosc pears plus hints of lime cordial and coriander seed with a waft of chalk dust. The medium-bodied palate is elegant and refreshing, delivering a fantastic intensity of citrus and mineral flavors with a racy backbone, finishing long and layered.

94 Points | Wine Enthusiast

With Philippe Melka and team now at the helm of these wines, this is amongst the first from the producer to source outside of the estate. From the great farmers that are the Sangiacomo family, this is a rich and mineral-driven white, with high acidity underlying the robust, balanced layers of pear, Meyer lemon and baking spice.

94 Points | Tasting Panel

Exuding an alluring perfume of kiwi, pineapple, and custard, this textured white—a project with Philippe Melka—is crisp and bright, with a cut-glass effect on the first sip. The mouthfeel morphs as slate leans into the creamy body, relaxing the richness level. Just-ripe pineapple aligns with pitch-perfect acidity

93 Points | Jeb Dunnuck

Bright, juicy notes of lemon zest, white flowers, and salty minerality emerge from the 2018 Chardonnay Sangiacomo Roberts Road. It's medium-bodied and has bright acidity, rock solid balance, and a great finish.

Wine Specs
Petaluma Gap
Vineyard Designation
Sangiacomo, Roberts Road Vineyard
Harvest Date
Brix at Harvest 21.5-22.3
pH 3.45
6 months in French Oak, 30% new
Cases Produced
700 Cases
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Roberts Road is perfect for Chardonnay. Located in the Sonoma Coast AVA and influenced by fog from the nearby Pacific Ocean, it stays blanketed and cooled until midday allowing for gentle ripening. Well-drained, silty gravel soil imparts minerality and a complex richness.
Production Notes
The fruit was hand-harvested at night. Clones were kept separate and whole-cluster pressed. Primary and malo-lactic fermentation were finished in 30% new oak barrels over 8 months. The wine then aged for an additional 6 months in these barrels.