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2016 Terragena Abbassi Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay

11.8% alc., pH 3.35, TA 0.69, 71 cases, $29. Released June 1, 2017. 40+-year-old Chardonnay vines planted on .75 acre, clone 37 on 110R rootstock planted in a silty to sandy loam. Aged in 2/3 neutral and 1/3 new French oak barrels coopered in Hungary. · Light golden yellow color in the glass. Aromas of green apple, yeast and parchment. Austere and racy in style with flavors of lemon-lime, greenest apple and papaya embellished with high-strung acidity and a soprano finish. This wine is not particularly enjoyable on its own, but may be more appealing with the appropriate food to balance the bright acidity. Score: 86. Reviewed October 8, 2017 ARTICLE »

2014 Terragena Seppa Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., pH 3.65, TA 0.573, 168 cases, $39. Released April 2017. The Seppa Vineyard is a family owned and sustainable vineyard planted in 2001 and located in the Petaluma Gap region of the Sonoma Coast. 100% 115 clones. Aged in a combination of 1/3 new, 1/3 used and 1/3 neutral French oak barrels. · Moderately light ruby red color in the glass. Shy earthbound aromas of clay and flora with a hint of dark berries. Light to mid weight in style, offering an assortment of dark red and purple fruits backed by complimentary oak. Forward drinking, with adequate structure for aging, and noticeable finishing persistence. Score: 89. Reviewed October 8, 2017 ARTICLE »

2014 Terragena Wiley Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., pH 3.50, TA 0.69, 72 cases, $39. Released July 28, 2016. Inaugural release from this iconic vineyard located in the deep end of the Anderson Valley. Clones 777, 667, 115, 37, 538 and Pommard. Aged in Hungarian and French oak barrels. · Light ruby red color in the glass. The perfume of cherry, oak spice, forest and pipe smoke is appealing. Light in weight with a core of red cherry and red cranberry fruit laced with a burnt tobacco note. Exquisite balance, with a satiny mouthfeel, and a modest finish. The fruit seems to have been harvested a little short of full ripeness but that may be the intended style. Score: 89. Reviewed October 8, 2017 ARTICLE »



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