For our Chardonnay wines, we seek out vineyards with the perfect combination of warm sun and cool winds; sites that develop full flavored fruit while maintaining optimal acidity. From the mineral expression of our Gap’s Crown Vineyard Chardonnay to the Old Wente clone character of our Durell Vineyard Chardonnay, each finished wine honors its origins with a distinct aroma and flavor profile.
We sourced grapes from two outstanding vineyard blocks within Durell Vineyard, one of the most sought after sites for premium Chardonnay wines. The 2017 vintage is from 100 percent Old Wente clone that was harvested at night, pressed to extract the highest quality juice, and fermented in French oak barrels to enhance the exceptional character of the vintage.
For our most mineral driven Chardonnay, we source grapes from three distinct blocks of Gap’s Crown Vineyard known for small, dense clusters. The 2017 vintage opens with zesty citrus, flint, and floral aromas that lead into stone fruit flavors. The wine’s smooth, persistent texture will appeal to Francophiles and New World Chardonnay fans alike.
This Chardonnay–from the renowned family-owned Sangiacomo Vineyard–offers citrus and apple aromas with complex layers of flavor and texture on the palate, balanced by bright acidity. For the 2017 vintage, individual components were harvested and whole-cluster pressed, then barreled down into French oak barrels.
Our 2017 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a cuvée that includes small lots from three of the top vineyard sites in Sonoma Coast–Sangiacomo, Durell and Gap’s Crown. The wine reveals an intriguing nose of stone fruit and yellow apple that leads to rich, concentrated flavors. Balanced acidity and ageing in 30 percent new French oak barrels broadens the texture without overwhelming the fruit. Sojourn Cellars also produces single vineyard wines from these sites.