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2019 Westwood Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Roberts Road Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

2019 Westwood Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Roberts Road Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

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This head-turning chardonnay is a notable example of what happens when Philippe and Maayan’s remarkable interpretation of Old-World technique combines with stunning New World (Petaluma Gap) fruit. With its legacy of eye-popping scores from the wine-reviewing domain, it is no surprise that this limited-production chardonnay has become one of the most famous wines we produce. The wine has aromas of lemon curd, shaved almonds, orange peel, and apple blossoms. Textured and seductive on the palate, with beautiful, refreshing acidity.

94 Points - Tasting Panel

This vineyard, located in the Petaluma Gap AVA, sits on well-drained soils of silty gravel. The wine is barrel fermented and aged sur lie in French oak in small lots. Mouth-filling notes of lemon curd, honeyed apricot, and peach blossom meet layers of vanilla meringue that soak up a brioche toastiness.

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast

This is a high-toned and floral white from the famous coastal site, lengthy in apple, pear, and baking spice flavors. The richness is well-balanced by bright acidity, providing a fleshy mouthfeel with complexity and structure.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Sugar
Brix at Harvest 21.5
Acid
6.61 g/L
pH
3.47
Aging
14 months French Oak
Fermentation
Barrel Fermented
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The wine has aromas of lemon curd, shaved almonds, orange peel, and apple blossoms. Textured and seductive on the palate, the wine has refreshing acidity.
Vineyard Notes
Located in the new Petaluma Gap AVA, the Sangiacomo Roberts Road Vineyard is farmed sustainably. The site produces wines that show both Burgundian richness, but with restraint and acidity unlike most other esteemed California vineyards. The soils are very well drained and lined with silty gravel. The AVA is bordered to the north by the Russian River appellation and San Pablo Bay to the south. The former delivers sunshine while the later imparts wine and fog.
Production Notes
The fruit was hand-harvested at night. Clones were kept separate and whole-cluster pressed. Primary and malo-lactic fermentation was finished in 30% new oak barrels over 8 months. The wine then aged for an additional six months in these barrels.