2016 Chardonnay Sangiacomo


Sangiacomo Vineyard
Appellation: Sonoma Coast


The Prince of Pinot score: 93/100

Sunset International Wine Competition 2020 Gold Medal Winner: 92/100

Buy the 2016 Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Gold Medal winner here

In stock


Product Description

Tasting notes

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.

Food pairing notes

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.

Winemaker notes

Clones: Robert Young (Clone 17) – Block 18
Rootstock: 110R

Barrel fermented with native fermentation, inoculated with Chris Hansen 16 for 100% malolactic fermentation.

pH 3.56
TA 5.7 g/L
Alcohol 14.4%

Harvested: 9/19/16
Produced: 120 cases
Released: Spring 2019

Vineyard notes

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.

Product Features

Varietal: Chardonnay
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Vintage: 2016
Profile: Semi-dry
Alcohol: 14.4%
Volume: 750ml