This wine has a rich and oily entry, which opens into a textured and layered mix of citrus fruits, melon and some floral honeysuckle aromatic lift – lemon zest, limes, mandarin oranges with a touch of cantaloupe melon on the palate. It has a weighty yet playful mouthfeel, like a delicate but flavorful zabaglione. The finish is long, lively and consistent – the wine dances in your mouth long after the sip is gone.
Balanced and complex, this wine is drinkable now, but should age nicely for another 10 or more years.
A very versatile wine easily paired with a variety of foods – anything from vegetarian to meat dishes. It is a bolder more California chardonnay without a huge oak imprint and a long, lean finish – thus lending itself as a worthy complement to a variety of dishes and flavors.
Clones: Robert Young (Clone 17) – Block 18
Barrel fermented with native fermentation, inoculated with Chris Hansen 16 for 100% malolactic fermentation.
TA 5.7 g/L
Produced: 120 cases
Released: Spring 2019
The Sangiacomo’s Roberts Road Vineyard is a 130 acre vineyard; it is a well-drained site planted on a creek bed, initially planted in 1999. Because the fog can often remain until midday, the growing season is long and slow – allowing for nicely ripened fruit, with balanced sugars and acids allowing for complex flavor development. The vineyard is Certified Sustainable – CSWA – and grows cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This is always one of our last vineyards to be picked.