2016 Friedeman Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.1% alc., pH 3.52, TA 0.66, 170 cases, $35. Released March 31, 2018. Sourced from Lancel Creek and Catie’s Corner vineyards. Clones are Montrachet, Rued and Robert Young. Average harvest Brix 23.2º. Whole cluster pressed to 33% new French oak barrels for native fermentation and aging. Lees stirred bi-weekly. Full malolactic fermentation. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Aromas of yellow stone fruits, pastry cream and baking spices lead to a modestly flavored wine featuring yellow apple and subtle citrus highlights. The oak treatment is quite agreeable and the finish is cordial. Score: 88. Reviewed June 9, 2018

Winery: Friedeman Wines
From article: Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay