2020
Private Reserve

Chardonnay
SKU: BRCH203
$60
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$48.00 Member Price*
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Description

The Private Reserve wines are the ultimate wines within the portfolio. They are limited in production, sourced from the finest vineyards in Sonoma County and from appellations best suited for a specific varietal given the dramatic diversity in climatic and soil conditions across the County.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Aromatic fragrances of sweet butter, fresh lime and toasted hazelnuts leap from the glass in this 2020 Sonoma County Chardonnay. 

Palate: 

Baked apple flavors coat the palate with a creamy texture with a touch of fresh pear. Hints guava and mango are complemented by notes of brioche and honey and a touch of spice. The finish is fresh, well-balanced and lingering.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The grapes were hand-picked between September 3 and September 21 and were sorted, whole-cluster pressed and barrel fermented with 100% malolactic fermentation before being aged in separate lots for 15 months in 27% new French oak. tasting

Tech Notes
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.42
  • Total Acidity: 5.8 g/L
  • Aging:
    • 15 Months
    • 100% French oak barrels
    • 27% New oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Delicate White Fish or Poultry Dishes; Oysters on the half shell
Cheese & Nuts:
Light Cheddar
Fruits & Vegetables:
Asian pears