Boars' View Estate Chardonnay

Great wines begin in the vineyard, period. To make wines of true distinction, vineyard planning decisions are carefully made based on what the soil and microclimate tell you, not on your own thoughts and preconceptions. When we began examining the unique terroir of Boars’ View, we discovered a small section of Coastal Clay perched on the highest slope of the Boars’ View Vineyard. While the Goldridge Loam covering the lower slopes was a perfect fit for Pinot Noir, we knew this small plot was calling for Chardonnay and planted Wente clone. Our Boars’ View Estate Chardonnay is an incredibly rich wine, offering wonderful fruit aromatics that are a signature of the Sonoma Coast.

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With an abundance of fruit in the vineyard and stellar growing season conditions across the board, 2018 is a formidable vintage. Given the robust crop load, we were able to do a lot of fine-tuning in the vineyard and adjust cluster counts to gain optimal ripeness and flavor complexity. Before you even approach the wine, its color draws you in with a luminescent yellow-gold hue. Aromatic notes suggest lychee, lime pith, honeysuckle, brass, and crushed rock. The mouthfeel of the wine glides across the palate with sleek, dynamic layers of jasmine, lemon oil, lilac, white pepper, and green mango. The entire trajectory maintains electric energy; a balancing act of richness and lean acidity that carries all the way through the drawn-out floral finish. — Thomas Brown

100% Pure Chardonnay
California heritage clone - Wente 
True Sonoma Coast, near Cazadero appellation
Barrel aged 15 months in François Frères French oak barrels. [100% New]