Our 2014 Sonoma Coast Sangiacomo Vineyards Chardonnay was produced from vineyards perfectly suited for Chardonnay grapes with the coastal influence and well-drained soils. The Sangiacomo Family practices what they call ‘precision viticulture’ which includes pruning, irrigation and canopy management in close partnership with their clients to maximize quality and minimize environmental impact. Jim is very involved in this process, making adjustments along the way to foster the qualities he desires in the wine.
Photo credit: Mike Pucci of Sangiacomo Family Vineyards
The grapes were pressed whole cluster and fermented in French oak barrels utilizing 30% new oak. The wine was aged for 10 months.
This Chardonnay has a golden-hued color and aromas of honeydew melon and pear. On the palate it displays a juicy mix of concentrated flavors, smooth textures and a dollop of creamy, European butter. Excellent natural acidity lends depth, balance, and a lingering finish and allows it to have a cellaring potential of 5-7 years.