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2017

Director's Sonoma Chardonnay

Taste Profile

Pineapple
Lemon
Fig

In celebrating the uncompromising standards of great art and great wine, we proudly present Director's Sonoma, four classic varietals grown in diverse vineyards across the entire expanse of Sonoma County reflecting our winemaking team's artistic interpretation of the region

In celebrating the uncompromising standards of great art and great wine, we proudly present Director's Sonoma, four classic varietals grown in diverse vineyards across the entire expanse of Sonoma County reflecting our winemaking team's artistic interpretation of the region.

When the Coppola family opened the doors to its wine and food destination in Sonoma County, the winemaking team was asked to create a series of wines that would reflect its own artistic interpretation of the region. Director’s Sonoma is comprised of four classic varietals, which are grown in diverse vineyards across the entire expanse of Sonoma County. By blending the fruit from a variety of geographic climates, we’re able to create wines that offer lush, ripe fruit flavors, a light silky texture, and soft, supple tannins—elegant wines designed for immediate enjoyment, which demonstrate Sonoma County’s unique character and style.

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$20.00

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Wine Notes

2017 Director’s Sonoma Chardonnay from Sonoma County is bright and fragrant. You’ll find scents of pears and ginger that flow into fresh, juicy flavors of pineapple, lemon, and crème brûlée. Mild toast from the oak adds to the finish of this expressive wine.

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.

The 2017 growing season began with a good deal of precipitation, but after a mild spring, temperatures heated up and remained quite warm throughout summer and fall. This vintage delivered smaller than average clusters, which led to excellent concentration and high quality fruit overall. With this wine, we use split fermentation where a portion of the juice is fermented in stainless steel and the remainder is barrel fermented and put through malolactic fermentation. We prefer this technique as it creates a balanced wine with a round, creamy texture, but also good natural acidity.

Awards

2019 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition
2019 Toast of The Coast
Enjoy the Scents and Flavors
Scents
Pear
Ginger
Fig
Flavors
Pineapple
Lemon
Crème Brûlée

100%

Chardonnay

100%

Chardonnay

TA

.50G/100ml

Alcohol

13.5%

pH

3.42

Barrel Regimen

8 months in French oak, 36% new oak

Sonoma County

Pairs Well With

Chicken Breast
Pork Chops

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