Martinelli "Bella Vigna" Chardonnay 2016 (Sonoma Coast, California)

Martinelli "Bella Vigna" Chardonnay 2016
(Sonoma Coast, California)

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Although 2016 received just below average rainfall, it was still considered the last year of our 5-year drought. However, this adequate amount of rain at the appropriate time led to favorable conditions for bloom, which resulted in an even fruit-set and good vine balance. Summer temperatures were cooler, which allowed the fruit to ripen slowly and develop deeper flavors. The weather held steady through harvest allowing us to pick the fruit at optimum maturity levels, resulting in wines full of finesse and intensity.

Tasting Notes

Our 2016 Bella Vigna Chardonnay has notes of lemon, hazelnut, and golden apple on the nose. A bright lemon zest entry gives way to a sweet middle and citrus finish.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine (2015 Vintage):
"This wine has inviting caramel-apple aromatics, which follow along a subdued palate of ripe texture and oak. A brightness of orange blossom and tangerine add freshness and vibrancy to the lush fig-filled surroundings, dotted in nutmeg. Virginie Boone" - (4/1/2018)