2014 Small Vines TBH Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

13.7% alc., pH 3.13, TA 0.77, RS 1.4 g/L, 347 cases, $72. Released August 2016. Sourced from The Barlow Homestead (TBH) vineyard located on a cool and windy ridge top in Sebastopol. Hyde Wente and Kistler Mt Eden Wente selections planted in Goldridge sandy loam in 2009, 4’ x 3’ (3630 vines per acre). Harvest Brix 21.8º-23.6º. Whole cluster pressed slowly and gently, barrel fermented with native yeast and native malolactic fermentation, aged 10 months on fine lees with minimal stirring. 100% French oak barrels, 7% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light golden straw color in the glass. Aromas of apple, mango, vanilla creme and butter lead to a delicious core of fresh peach, apple, honey and lemony citrus flavors. Noticeably more vibrancy and “minerality” than the Sonoma Coast bottling with more attack and finishing length. Score: 92. Reviewed August 16, 2016

Winery: Small Vines Wines
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