CBZ-019

Chardonnay, ‘Sonoma Coast’, Banshee

This Chardonnay shows Banshee’s continued addition and refinement of vineyard sources. The wine still possesses a significant amount of Heintz Vineyard as well as a new Sonoma Coast vineyard called Bohemian Green Valley.

The wine was gently pressed in a bladder press using a champagne cycle. Primary fermentation lasted between 28-185 days depending on the lot (there were many very slow ferments that were coaxed along through the spring). 90% barrel fermented with the remainder in stainless steel. Aged 11 months in 90% French oak of which 40% was new. No bâtonnage was done.

Producer:
Vintage:
2014
Country:
USA
Region:
California
Appellation:
Sonoma Coast
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750

Tasting Notes

The overall thrust of the wine still starts in the range of apple and pear with flourishes of white peach and nectarine. There is a noticeable but restrained framing of vanilla and toast around the wine. The finish is refreshing and firm at this early stage in its evolution with a great carry through of flavors that persist well.

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