Sean Minor Wines 2018 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Sean Minor Wines 2018 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Item Number: 13539

UPC: 0-859139001514

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Sonoma
Appellation/AVA: Sonoma Coast
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
pH: 3.7

Winemaking Notes: The Sean Minor Sonoma Chardonnay was 100% whole-cluster pressed. The juice was settled for 24 hours before being racked into small French oak barrels, of which 20% were new barrels. Once primary fermentation was completed, natural malolactic fermentation progressed with 50% of the lots until a perfect balance of acidity was achieved. The wine was then aged in French oak barrels for a total of 10 months before bottling.

Tasting Notes: This Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a light golden straw hue and displays aromas of apple, pear, tropical citrus and pineapple with subtle notes of cardamom cinnamon and vanilla spice. On the entry, crisp vibrant flavors of guava, pear and green apple integrate well with a touch of minerality and a medium body mouth feel which evolve into a full and lengthy finish.

Reviews

  • Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 90 (12/1/2019)

    This Chardonnay is a light golden straw hue and displays aromas of apple blossom, yellow peach, nectarine and oak spice with hints of vanilla and butterscotch. On the entry, crisp vibrant flavors of ripe pear and peach with a touch of minerality and a medium body mouthfeel which evolves into a full, lengthy and satisfying finish.
  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90 (12/9/2019)

    (Top 100 Values) Airy and well-spiced flavors of cream, apple and ripe pear are plush and engaging, with buttery notes on the finish.