2015 was a stellar vintage for Sonoma winemaking. A cool spring meant smaller grape clusters and resulted in lower yields than usual, while the quality of fruit was exceptional. Warm summer weather brought grapes to optimum ripeness before one of the earliest harvests in memory. The resulting wines show intense aromatics and complex fruit character.
The 2015 Amici Cellars Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is a classic Chardonnay with aromatic complexity and a fine balance of richness with delicate acidity. This Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, with 80% of the blend coming from Russian River Valley vineyards, combines the round, full flavors of perfectly ripened fruit with the structure and bright acidity of coastal vineyards.
Enticing ripe yellow apple, lemon curd, and hazelnut aromas on this wine lead to more tropical fruit intensity on the palate. It is richly textured with a subtle hint of butter to contrast its crisp, clean finish.
10% barrel fermented, 2/3 malolactic fermentation, 100% barrel aged in 30% new French oak barrels