2014 Small Vines Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

13.9% alc., pH 3.17, TA 0.72, RS 1.8 g/L, 574 cases, $55. 100% TBH Vineyard located in Sebastopol. Planted in 2009, organically farmed, 3630 vines per acre. Yields 1.5 lbs per vine. Hyde Wente and Kistler Mt Eden Wente selections.harvest Brix 21.8º-23.6º. Whole cluster pressed gently, barrel fermented with native primary and malolactic fermentations, minimal lees stirring. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels (12% new) and stainless steel (16%). Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate golden straw color in the glass. The nose leads with aromas of freshly peeled apple, white peach, toasty brioche and a hint of butter. Nicely composed with integrated acidity, a slightly creamy texture, flavors of apple, nectarine, white peach and a hint of butterscotch, finishing with a node to citrus on a refreshing finish. Score: 90. Reviewed August 16, 2016

Winery: Small Vines Wines
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