Pedroncelli Chardonnay (2019)
The Chardonnay fruit is sourced from the Frank Johnson
Vineyard located at the southern end of Dry Creek Valley.
This vineyard benefits from the cool microclimate and alluvial
soils near the Russian River and produces Chardonnay with
exceptional fruit and balance, culminating in great character.
Spring rain and an even tempered growing season offered
ideal conditions for development in the grapes and, as a result,
they reflect bright acidity, high intensity of aromas and excel-lent quality.
The winemaking goal is simple: showcase the distinctive fruit of
each variety. This focus on fruit is particularly important in creat-ing the Signature Selection Chardonnay. After the grapes were
picked the third week of the second week of September we use
stainless steel tanks to ferment 90% of the wine, capturing the
fresh fruit flavors. The balance was separately barrel fermented
in American oak barrels and aged for eight months before being
combined. The barrel fermentation and secondary or “malolac-tic” fermentation added some creamy notes giving a boost of
complexity to the finished wine.
Tasting Notes Tropical fruit, citrus and peach aromas lead to juicy fruit flavors
of lime, pineapple, honey and vanilla notes. The blend of the
two Chardonnay lots adds both fruit forward qualities and a
creamy texture. Highlighted by bright acidity, the wine finishes
clean and refreshing. Drink now—no aging required. ".
APPELLATION Dry Creek Valley,
BARREL AGING 10% of the
blend was fermented and aged in
American oak for 8 months
TOTAL ACIDITY .538g/100ml