Scribe Winery 2015 Estate Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
Item Number: 11968
Sub Region: Sonoma
Appellation/AVA: Sonoma Coast
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff
Vintage Notes: A dry, warm winter encouraged an early start to the season with bud break in mid-February. The rainy spring that followed reduced the yields to small, concentrated berries, but August head spikes prompted Scribe's earliest harvest yet.
Winemaking Notes: Scribe ages all of their Chardonnay in Sonoma-made concrete tanks. The Chardonnay rests on its heavy lees as long as possible without any oak barrel contact. The result is a powerful, mineral white wine that is full of earth tones expressive of the vineyard's distinct geological history (rich Huichica loam, composed over time by volcanic, rhyolitic ash from the nearby Mayacamas range).