2013 Small Vines Wines Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.1% alc., pH 3.45, TA 0.55, 353 cases, $sold out. Sourced from the estate Barlow Homestead Vineyard planted in Sebastopol in 2009. Vineyard is farmed organically by Small Vines Viticulture, Inc.. 3,630 vines per acre in Goldridge sandy loam. Clones are Hyde, Wente and Kistler Mt. Eden Wente selections. Barrel fermented with native yeast and native MLF. Aged 10 months on fine lees in 10% new French oak, 10% stainless steel and 80% neutral French oak. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light golden straw color and clear in the glass. Pleasing aromas of lemon, apple, apricot and salty minerality. Bright, with excellent grip and tension, featuring juicy flavors of lemon and green apple, with subtle oak adding interest in the background. A superb food wine. Score: 92. Reviewed December 10, 2014

Winery: Small Vines Wines
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