Sean Minor Wines 2017 'Four Bears' Chardonnay, Central Coast

Sean Minor Wines 2017 'Four Bears' Chardonnay, Central Coast

Item Number: 11999

UPC: 0-859139001217

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Central Coast
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
pH: 3.34

Winemaking Notes: The Chardonnay grapes were 100% whole-cluster pressed to minimize astringency from the skins and immediately racked to stainless steel. Once settled, a portion was transferred to small French oak barrels for fermentation while the remaining lot was left to ferment in stainless steel tanks. The slow and cool fermentation allowed the wine to develop a ripe tropical fruit flavors, crisp apple, and mineral nuances. A portion of the wine went through malolactic fermentation, which softens and rounds the body.

Tasting Notes: The Sean Minor Central Coast Chardonnay displays aromas of white peach, pears and tropical nuances with subtle notes of butter. Pear, pineapple and green apple flavors are framed by nice acidity which integrates well with the medium body mouthfeel. Hints of minerality add complexity to the lengthy finish.