A bright, clear, pale-yellow Chardonnay exhibiting classic Wente clone aromatics of white peach and wet stone accompanied by a long tangy citrus finish. While ready to drink now this wine can be cellared for over 10 years.
"From a small site overlooking the town of Sonoma, this is a well-made, floral and effusive white wine, high toned with elements of candied apple, melon and matchstick. Stone fruit comes into play on the midpalate, remaining light in style and crisp on the finish." -VIRGINIE BOONE
Located at the top of the Eastern slope of the Sonoma ridge overlooking the town of Sonoma, Fallen Leaf Vineyard is an 8-acre gem planted to Old Wente Chardonnay. Owner Harry Cohn works tirelessly with Atlas Vineyard Management to methodically produce a stellar crop year after year. Established before todays modern skinny tractors, the low yields of wide rows are compensated for with a unique double trunk / mid-wire cordon system that can only work in a well-ventilated, cool hillside site like this one.
Aged in oak for 10 months (10% new, 90% neutral)