2017 Sonoma Valley Chardonnay
The 2017 Sonoma Valley is an aromatic, flavorful, crisp and refreshing Chardonnay. This is the only Chardonnay from Nicholson Ranch that has a component of stainless-steel fermentation. All the Reserve and Sonoma Coast Chardonnays are fermented in barrels. The stainless-steel component in this Chardonnay adds to the aroma and the crispness of the wine. The barrel fermented part gives it texture and intensifies flavor. The aroma, like a perfume, is a blend of flowers, spice and a hint of grass. The bouquet has aromas of jasmine and lilies accented with honey and anise with a touch of freshly cut grass adding an earthy element. The taste has tart fruit flavors of lemon, grapefruit and green apple balanced by sweet flavors of honeydew, white peach and pear. The smooth texture entices the palate and allows the flavors and aromas to persist through a leisurely sip.
949 cases | 13.8 % alcohol | Blocks Driveway and Midi – Clone 4 | 100% French oak | Aging - 18 months | Filtered