2013 MacPhail Gap’s Crown Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.5% alc., pH 3.49, TA 0.58, RS .13 gms/100ml. Harvest Brix 23.9º. Dijon 76 and 96. Whole cluster pressed to barrel, 100% malolactic fermentation, batonnage once weekly through primary fermentation, aged on lees for 17 months in 100% French oak barrels, 30% new, bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate golden yellow color and clear in the glass. The aromas build over time in the glass, offering notes of apple, lemon, cream soda and cedary oak. A sneaky wine that acquires more flavor over time, leading to bright tastes of citrus, pear, caramel, cream soda and some minerality for sake of a better word. Nicely balanced with integrated acidity and pleasing intensity on the finish. Score: 92. Reviewed January 17, 2016

Winery: MacPhail Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Chardonnay