2019 WALT Sangiacomo Chardonnay
"The 2019 Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard showed beautifully, with a rich, nutty, yet still pure and elegant character. Coming from a single vineyard on the Sonoma Coast, it has classic lemon and melon-laced fruits, good minerality, integrated oak, and outstanding length."
The Sangiacomo Vineyard is a certified sustainable vineyard, first planted in 1969. The block we source from is entirely "Old Wente" field selection. The proximity to the Pacific Ocean and San Pablo Bay makes this site ideal for growing Chardonnay. Older vines produce small clusters that drive concentration and richness in the wine.
|Varietal Composition||100% Chardonnay|
|Barrel Aging||15 Months in 30% New French Oak|
|Appellation||Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County|
|Vintage Notes||The 2019 vintage began with a wet spring bringing three inches of rain in May. In response to the late rains our vineyards received diligent attention to control vigorous vine growth. A long Indian summer followed with mild weather, allowing the fruit to ripen at slow, even place. The long picking windows bore fruit with beautiful freshness at optimal ripeness. The resulting wines are exceptionally elegant.|