2013 The Sage Chardonnay

These 1980's Old Wente plantings near Occidental keep giving us amazing fruit! We treat this very traditionally, with barrel fermentation and natural malolactic, and never filter it. It settles beautifully, never gets buttery and remains centered on citrus and minerality - just how we like it. This year, the flavors are as focused as ever with lemon curd, flint, chalk, clove and light vanilla notes on a linear frame, which fans out across the palate in waves of rich, intense fruit.

  • 100% Chardonnay
  • Old Wente Clone Chardonnay
  • Barrel-fermented and aged in 50% new French Oak.
  • Coastal vineyards in Sonoma near Occidental
  • 153 cases from just over 6 barrels

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