2014 Sean Minor Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
TASTING NOTES: Our Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a light golden straw hue and displays aromas of apple, pear, tropical citrus and pineapple with subtle notes of cardamom cinnamon and vanilla spice. On the entry, crisp vibrant flavors of guava, pear and green apple integrate well with a touch of minerality and a medium body mouth feel. These flavors linger to provide a full and lengthy finish.
WINEMAKING NOTES: Our Chardonnay fruit was 100% whole-cluster pressed. The juice was settled for 24 hours before being raked into small stainless steel tanks (20%) and French Oak barrels, of which 20% were new barrels. Once primary fermentation was completed, natural malo-lactic fermentation progressed with majority of the lots until a perfect balance of acidity was achieved. The wine was then aged in French Oak barrels for a total of 10 months before bottling.
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Appellation: Sonoma Coast
- Wine Type: White Wine
- Varietal Chardonnay