2016 Small Vines TBH Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

13.8% alc., pH 3.18, TA 0.72, RS 1.1 g/L, 297 cases, $72. 100% organically grown and estate bottled. The vineyard, planted in 2009, is exposed to heavy coastal influences. 3630 vines per acre planted in Goldridge sandy loam soil. Hyde Wente and Kistler Mt Eden Wente selections. Gently whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented with native yeast and native ML with minimal battonage. Aged 11 months on fine lees in French oak barrels, 8% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. This wine is clearly for connoisseurs. Aromas of green apple, citrus, white flower blossom, petrichor and nut oil. Discretely luscious in the mouth with vibrant flavors of citrus and green apple. With little new oak overlay, the fruit comes across as unadorned and pristine. The texture is pleasingly viscous and the lemonscented, saltine finish is unusually long. It is very easy to like this regal wine that possesses laser-like clarity. Score: 94. Reviewed December 11, 2018

Winery: Small Vines Wines
From article: Pinot Trail Diaries