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2020 Sojourn Durell Vineyard Chardonnay
2020 Sojourn Durell Vineyard Chardonnay

2020 Chardonnay
, Durell Vineyard
Sonoma Coast

94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
94 Points - International Wine Report
92 Points - Wine Spectator

Aromas of sliced apple, white peach, notes of freshly baked bread with tones of lemon zest. Sleek and rich, features concentrated McIntosh apple, pear, and honeydew melon flavors, with a creamy nuance.  Light buttery notes fill the lusciously spiced finish. The length and viscosity of the wine is fantastic and this Chardonnay should go on to provide drinking enjoyment for a decade or more.

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The Sojourn Durell Vineyard Chardonnay is a made from 100% Old Wente clone from two blocks of the famous Durell Vineyard. The Hill block was planted in the 90s and gives very low yields of small clusters. These small bunches provide extraordinary flavors, complexity, and texture. The Barn block's younger vines were planted in 2009 and they are still only producing small amounts of fruit with concentrated, lively, and exotic characteristics.

The 2020 Durell Vineyard grapes were harvested on two separate nights in late August and fermented separately in a combination of new and used French oak barrels. Yields were tiny. The lower block offered minerality and focus, with nice acidity while the hill block added expressive fruit flavors and full body. The resulting wine has robust flavors, rich texture on the palate with fresh acidity on the finish.

Vineyard:  Durell Vineyard
Appellation:  Sonoma Coast
Varietal Composition:  100% Chardonnay
Fermentation:  French Oak barrels 85% Malolactic Fermentation, Native Yeast
Aging:  40% New French Oak
pH:  3.37 TA: 6.0 g/L
Bottled Unfined August 2021
Cases Produced:  400
Alcohol:  14.3%

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