2018 / Chardonnay

2018 Sangiacomo Chardonnay

The 2018 Sangiacomo Chardonnay comes from two different blocks of Wente clone from the Kiser Vineyard section of the Sangiacomo Vineyards. The fruit was handpicked on September 10th and 15th respectively and delivered to the winery at first light. Each lot was whole-cluster pressed and the juice settled for a day before being racked to French oak barrels (35% new). An indigenous fermentation with yeast on the grapes ferments the wine to dryness and lees stirring is performed every two weeks to help create a creamy mouthfeel. The Chardonnay is encouraged to go through full malolactic fermentation and is bottled unfiltered.

2018 Sangiacomo Chardonnay

$45.00

Retail price

$36.00

Wine society price

wine specifications

  • Varietal Composition

    100% Chardonnay

  • Appellation

    Carneros

  • Barrel Regime

    French oak aged for 15 months (35% new)

  • Fermentation

    Native Yeast

  • Alcohol

    14.4%

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Tasting notes

Lemon color with aromas of ripe lemon, green-yellow apple fresh quince, with subtle white floral notes and custard on the nose. The palate shows ripe lemon, green and yellow apple, peaches, vanilla and oak on entry with a full, creamy mid-palate balanced with fresh acidity and savory elements. The finish is moderately long with lemon curd, oak, subtle dried herbs and a cleansing chalky texture that balances the wine’s ripe fullness.


Food pairings

The 2018 Sangiacomo Chardonnay is complex with full, ripe fruit that remains fresh and complex from beginning to end. Serve with pasta dressed with a lemon garlic sauce topped with pan-seared scallops.

wine specifications

  • Varietal Composition

    100% Chardonnay

  • Appellation

    Carneros

  • Barrel Regime

    French oak aged for 15 months (35% new)

  • Fermentation

    Native Yeast

  • Alcohol

    14.4%

Download
Full Wine Specifications (PDF)



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