2020 Westwood Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Roberts Road Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
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 popular wines we produce. Rich acidity, bright, focused aromas of fuji apple and Asian pear, and crushed limestone. The 2020 shows spectacular minerality and a viscous,mouth-filling textural quality.
93 Pts - Tasting Panel Magazine
Sangiacomo Roberts Road Vineyard
23.3 Brix at Harvest
Rich acidity, bright, focused aromas of fuji apple and Asian pear, and crushed limestone. The 2020 shows spectacular minerality and a viscous,mouth-filling textural quality.
Sangiacomo Roberts Road Vineyard is located in the Sonoma Coast AVA and is influenced by the fog of the nearby Pacific Ocean. It stays blanketed and cool until mid-day, allowing for gentle ripening. Well-drained, silty gravel soil imparts minerality and a complex richness.
The fruit was hand-harvested at night, then whole-cluster pressed. Barrel fermented, aged sur lie in small lots using new French oak barrels. Partial malolactic fermentation.
Sangiacomo Roberts Road Vineyard, Clones 95 and 17, Roberts Road Blocks 12 and 18