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2018

Director's Chardonnay

Taste Profile

Pineapple
Lemon
Crème Brûlée

“Sonoma County is one of only a few appellations in the world that offers a diverse range of climates where both cool climate varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and warm weather varietals like Cabernet and Merlot can thrive.”

 – Corey Beck, CEO & Director of Winemaking. 

2018 Director’s Chardonnay displays an aromatic bouquet where hints of cinnamon toast mingle with pears, pineapple, and a hint of citrus. Good weight and palate texture is enhanced by crisp natural acidity and a silky mouthfeel. The oak is subtle, allowing the lively flavors to shine.

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Quantity

Retail

$20.00

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Wine Notes

We craft our Director’s Chardonnay using a split fermentation where a portion of the juice is fermented in stainless steel and the remainder is barrel fermented and put through malolactic fermentation. This technique creates a balanced wine that offers not just a round, creamy texture but also bright, natural acidity. Fortunately for us, this vintage supplied us with outstanding fruit quality. With soil optimized by the previous season, 2018 unfolded in a traditional manner with a cold, wet spring followed by steady warmth throughout the summer. The fruit ripened slowly, showing depth and complexity.

Awards

Double Gold
Toast of the Coast
Sunset International Wine Competition
Sunset International Wine Competition
San Diego International Wine Competition
Enjoy the Scents and Flavors
Scents

100%

Chardonnay

100%

Chardonnay

TA

.68/100ml

Alcohol

13.5

pH

3.49

Barrel Regimen

8 months in French oak, 30% new oak

Sonoma County

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