Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Sensory Notes: The nose displays enticing aromas of apricot, honey, pear, wildflowers and spice. On the palate, layers of Golden Delicious apple, pineapple, shortbread and white flowers are underscored by good natural acidity and a flowing richness that carries the wine to a long finish with hints of lemon pie and vanilla.
Winemaking Notes: After an early budbreak and a long growing season, the fruit for the 2016 Green Acres Hill Block Chardonnay was picked on October 1st at 2 a.m. It was then pressed off the skins before undergoing native yeast and full malolactic fermentation, which took place in barrel. Bâtonnage occurred each day during primary fermentation and once per week after that. The Chardonnay was aged for 11 months in French oak.