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The Hill Block is located in the Green Acres Vineyard which is owned and farmed by the renowned Sangiacomo family, and lies in the Carneros AVA in the Sonoma Coast appellation. This benchland property benefits from the cool San Francisco Bay winds, giving the chardonnay grapes plenty of crisp acidity and freshness.

Picked on October 9th, fruit for the 2015 Green Acres Hill Block Chardonnay was pressed off the skins before undergoing native yeast and full malolactic fermentation, which took place in barrel. Bâtonnage occurred each day during primary fermentation and once per week after that. The chardonnay was aged for 11 months in French oak.

“Aromas of peach, lemongrass, crisp apple and honeysuckle, with just a hint of sweet toast from aging in French oak. Layers of Meyer lemon, meringue. The wine finishes with bright, lingering notes of lemon zest, mango and coconut flake.”

Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Varietal
100% Chardonnay
Clones
Old Wente
Planted
1991
Yield
1.5 tons per acre
Soil
Red volcanic, clay, volcaninc ash and Rhyolite soil
Climate
Cool, heavily coastal-influenced location
Cooperage
35% new, 65% neutral oak; François Frères, Louis Latour, Damy
pH
3.52
Acid
6.6 grams per liter
Alcohol
14.2%
Production
Strictly limited production
Cellar Recommendation
Enjoy this wine through 2024