2017 Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay

Sangiacomo Vineyard


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SKU: 09407.17
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For three generations, the Sangiacomo family has grown some of California’s most renowned Chardonnay. Recognized as master winegrowers, their fruit is prized for its remarkable quality and delicious flavors. We have been proud to work with the Sangiacomos since our debut 1987 vintage, and our love affair with their vineyard continues today. This dazzling wine displays vivid layers of lemon zest, key lime and Braeburn apple that glide to a lingering finish.

  • Tasting Notes
    This wine begins with enticing aromas of bright lemon zest and honeysuckle. The signature of Sangiacomo Chardonnay, a vivid lemon citrus backbone, dominates the flavors, and combines with lovely notes of Braeburn apple and crisp acidity that carry the wine to a lingering finish with a hint of key lime.
  • Wine Origin
    The grapes for this Chardonnay came exclusively from five different blocks of the famed Sangiacomo Vineyard, with the majority of the fruit coming from Catarina, Home Ranch, Rich Kiser and Green Acres. A small portion came from Roberts Road, which is more exposed to the winds from the Petaluma Gap. For three generations, the Sangiacomo family has been growing grapes in and around the town of Sonoma. Recognized as master winegrowers, their fruit is highly prized for its consistent quality and delicious flavor profiles. We have been proud to work with the Sangiacomo Vineyard since our very first vintage.
  • Production Notes
    The 2017 growing season started off as a wet one. Record rainfall through April invigorated the vines and bolstered canopies. Moderate-to-warm temperatures followed, allowing the vines to bloom and mature fruit in a balanced and tempered way. We did apply more leafing in our canopy management to counter the invigorating effects of the rain. All of our Chardonnay was picked prior to the devastating wine country fires in early October, so that had no influence. The fruit from these ranches was picked on different dates between September 6th and October 2nd, 2017.
  • Winemaker Notes
    In order to maximize quality, the harvested grapes went directly to press as whole clusters and were gently pressed. This provides a distinct mouthfeel texture. After settling, the juice was racked to French oak barrels for fermentation, with 18% new French oak and 18% one-year old. The wine was aged for ten months before being bottled on August 10th, 2018.