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2020 Sojourn Sangiacomo Chardonnay
2020 Sojourn Sangiacomo Chardonnay

2020 Chardonnay
, Sangiacomo Vineyard
Sonoma Coast

93 Points - Wine Spectator
93 Points
- International Wine Report

Bold and harmonious with aromas of honey-coated pear, lime toasty baking spice emanate from the glass delivering tropical mango, pineapple and ripe peach flavors that are generous and juicy. Offers terrific purity and freshness, with vibrant acidity and hints of anise and grey salt, which linger nicely on the finish.

The 2020 Chardonnay grapes were immediately whole-cluster pressed off their skins once picked.  Press fractions were managed carefully and the resulting wines impressed, offering expressive fruit aromas and refreshing acidity with layers of rich texture. The individual Sangiacomo vineyard components were harvested at night and fermented separately in 30% new French oak barrels.

The core of our Sojourn Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay is from the same vineyard source as the highly-acclaimed Sojourn Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot noir wines. This wine features a combination of Clone 95 Chardonnay from Sangiacomo Roberts Road Vineyard and Old Wente Clone from Sangiacomo Vella Ranch and Green Acres. The Roberts Road block, planted in 1998, provides minerality and vibrancy. The Old Wente Clone selections are known to produce distinctively small clusters, low yields, and result in elegant, complex wines that round out this blend. These ranches are perfectly suited for growing Chardonnay, with cool climates and well-draining soils.

In 2020 the Sonoma Coast the grape vines woke up early and demanded their normal attention anyway. Work in the vineyards proceeded with smaller crews that practiced social distancing and wore facial coverings. Summer wild fires threatened many vineyards and hard decisions were made not to pick several vineyard blocks. The focus was on producing the highest quality wine.

Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Vineyards: Sangiacomo Vineyard
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Fermentation: French Oak barrels 70% Malolactic Fermentation, Native Yeast
Aging: 30% New French Oak
pH:  3.56 TA: 6.3 g/L
Bottled Unfined September 2021
Cases Produced: 450
Alcohol: 14.1%

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