Four Brothers Vineyard Chardonnay

2015
  • Chardonnay
  • Four Brothers Vineyard

Sonoma Coast

$50.00

Tasting Notes

Rich aromatics of fresh white peach skin, pear, guava and stone fruit. Crisp acid, and lingering fresh fruit on the palate. Hints of tropical fruit in finish.
Alcohol
13.9%
Cases
220

In The Vineyard

Vineyard
Four Brothers
Clones
Eden, Wente, Calera
Vineyard age
Planted from 2002 to 2005
Site
Located on the Notheastern side of Sonoma Mountain.
Soils
Rocky sandy loam
Yield
2 tons/acre

Harvest

Harvest Date
September 12, 2015
Harvest Brix
25
Growing Season
2015 delivered moderate weather conditions creating an ideal growing season. Cool mornings, sun filled days and windy foggy evenings throughout most of August allowed grapes to ripen at optimal pace. Flavors at harvest were exceptional, while maintaining acidity.

Winemaking

Winemaker: Erica Stancliff
Night hand-harvested grapes
Immediately pressed whole cluster, overnight tank settled
Fermented in barrel with native yeast
Native malolactic fermentation in barrels
Aged 8 months on lees in French oak barrels, stirred once a week
(10% new, 90% neutral)
Unfined and unfiltered

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