2017 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
Produced using hand-harvested fruit from carefully selected vineyards within the Sonoma Coast appellation, CrossBarn Chardonnay offers structure and weight in balance with pure concentrated fruit.
· Hand-harvested grapes
· Pressed whole-cluster
· 92% stainless, 8% barrel fermented
· Native and selected yeast strains
· 100% Native malolactic fermentation
· 5 months sur lie; weekly bâtonnage
· Assemblage February 2018
· Minimal SO2 additions
· Bottled unfined
Glistening straw yellow with a faint green hue and fragrant aromas of white flower, Asian pear, and wet stone underpin the wine’s expression of its true Sonoma Coast roots. Alluring stone fruit flavors carry the palate along with hints of citrus and honeysuckle that evolve into a creamy mid-palate before ending in a long, clean finish with crisp acidity.