Dalecio Chardonnay on table with cork

2017 ChardonnaySonoma Coast Single Vineyard

Reuling Vineyard planted in 2000, this Montrachet clone vineyard benefits from cool marine influences converging from the coast yet with its west facing slope is exposed to and retains the sun for just enough time. The sandy Goldridge soils are ideally suited for this varietal, naturally stressing the vines which results in low yields and concentrated flavors.

Dalecio Chardonnay in grass

Tasting Notes

The 2017 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a single vineyard wine from Reuling Vineyard. The wine opens with aromas of apricots, citrus peel, lemon curd and a hint of crème brulée. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is soft, vibrant and fresh with layers of acidity, beautiful citrus flavors and a creaminess with great tension. The well-integrated oak brings another layer of texture and aromatics to the wine. 2017 was an exceptional vintage for Sonoma Coast Chardonnays and this is a fine example.

Varietal Composition
100% Chardonnay – Montrachet clone

September 1, 2017

Barrel Aging
60% new French oak, multiple coopers

February 14, 2019

175 cases

Alcohol by Volume

2017 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Single Vineyard

The 2017 Chardonnay comes from a single vineyard on the Sonoma Coast, the Reuling vineyard, planted to Montrachet clone. Aged in 60% new French oak, it opens with vivacious notes of ripe apricots, warm grapefruit and lemon curd plus hints of honeyed toast, toasted almonds and nutmeg. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals a pleasant creaminess to the texture and a great intensity of stone fruit and citrus flavors, finishing long and refreshing. 175 cases produced.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (October, 2019)
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