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The Soberanes Vineyard is located in the heart of California’s Santa Lucia Highlands, where wind and morning fog travel up the Salinas Valley, ensuring slow ripening—a requirement for producing vibrant and expressive Chardonnay. 

 The soil at Soberanes is comprised of sandy loam and rocky decomposed granite, which allow for excellent drainage, creating just the right amount of stress on the vines. After a long growing season with ideal cool nights and warm days, we harvested our grapes from Soberanes on the night of September 2nd. The fruit was then sorted by hand and pressed as whole clusters. Native yeast was used to achieve long, slow fermentation, which underscores the wine’s complexity, with barrel stirring everyday during primary fermentation. The wine was aged for 11 months in 30% new French oak.

 Gorgeous aromas of Meyer lemon, white flowers and pineapple leap from the glass followed by hints of lemon meringue, sweet hay and peach. On the palate, bright natural acid adds poise and definition to the enticing stone fruit, baking spice and mineral flavors, all of which glide to a long, polished finish.

 

Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Varietal
100% Chardonnay
Clones
Wente Clone
Planted
2007
Yield
2.25 tons per acre
Soil
Decomposed Ganite, Sandy Loam
Climate
Relatively cool, regular morning fog
Cooperage
Damy and Taransaud 30% new
pH
3.44
Acid
6.3 grams per liter
Alcohol
14.6%
Production
trictly limited production, only 150 cases produced
Cellar Recommendation
enjoy this wine through 2027

2017
Soberanes Vineyard
Chardonnay