Sojourn Cellars Chardonnay "Sangiacomo Vineyard" 2013 (Sonoma Coast, California) - [RP 90]

Sojourn Cellars Chardonnay "Sangiacomo Vineyard" 2013
(Sonoma Coast, California) - [RP 90]

Regular price $65.00 Sale price $44.97 Save $20.03

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About This Wine:
The 2013 growing season began early, with a warm and dry spring, and continued with moderate heat that allowed the Chardonnay to develop complex flavors at lower Brix levels. Dry weather in both winter and spring resulted in smaller berry sizes with high levels of concentration and detailed aromatics. In 2013, the individual Sangiacomo vineyard components were harvested on separate nights and delivered to the winery early in the mornings. They were immediately whole-cluster pressed and barreled down into French oak barrels for fermentation after settling overnight. This chardonnay was fermented slowly in a temperature-controlled cold room to retain bright aromatics and freshness.

Our Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay is produced from the same vineyard as our highly-rated Pinot noir. This vineyard is situated in the very cool northern Petaluma Gap, and is perfectly suited for growing Chardonnay with high winds, fog and well-draining soils. Small clusters and low yields provide concentrated flavors, great acidity and a lengthy finish. We sourced fruit from three distinct blocks in 2013 to produce this wine. It is a serious Chardonnay with distinctive aromas and layers of textures. Aromas of citrus, pear, fig and hints of creme brulee lead to layers of concentrated flavors and smooth textures. Excellent natural acidity gives the wine length and depth. The grapes were pressed whole-cluster and fermented in French oak barrels utilizing 30% new oak.

Ratings & Reviews:
90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Revealing a creamier texture as well as slightly more color with a green hue, the 2013 Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard reveals more peach marmalade, brioche and creme brulee notes. Thirty percent new oak was used in this ripe, fleshy, tropical fruit-styled white. Bigger and heavier than their regular Sonoma Coast offering, it should drink well for 4-5 years." - Robert Parker (Dec 2014)