Mojave Sonoma Coast Chardonnay Fallen Leaf Vineyard 2019
The 2019 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is sourced from the Fallen Leaf Vineyard in the western hills above the town of Sonoma. This vineyard is set amongst the iconic oak woodlands of the Sonoma ridge, and rests on a sloping hillside facing northeast towards town. Soils are dark cobbly clay loam, and the vineyard was planted to Wente clone, in 2000. The grapes that come off of this property are concentrated and delicious, with incredibly bright acids and fresh citrus character.
This Chardonnay is expressive in the nose with pear, lemon oil, and a hint of dried herbs. The palate is round and coating at entry, yet balanced by a stony minerality that helps to focus and frame the overall texture of the wine. Lingering flavors of ripe citrus and lemon cream provide length and freshness to the persistent finish.