2016 Small Vines Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.1% alc., pH 3.24, TA 0.64, 625 cases, $55. 100% estate grown at TBH Vineyard and estate bottled. Hyde Wente and Kistler Mt Eden Wente selections planted in Goldridge sandy loam. Whole cluster pressed and barrel fermented with native yeast and native ML with minimal battonage. Aged 11 months on fine lees in French oak barrels, 14% new. Bottled unfined. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Refreshing aromas of yellow apple, ripe grapefruit and nut oil. Sleek and polished in the mouth with flavors of lemon, pineapple, crisp apple and melon. The discreetly assertive acidity drives the refreshing nature of this wine, but the acidity is not imposing. Score: 91. Reviewed December 11, 2018

Winery: Small Vines Wines
From article: Pinot Trail Diaries