Fallenleaf Vineyard Chardonnay 2015
Located on the top of the Eastern slope of the Sonoma ridge overlooking the town of Sonoma, Fallenleaf Vineyard is an 8-acre gem planted to Old Wente Chardonnay. Owner Harry Cohn works tirelessly with Atlas Vineyard Management to methodically produce a stellar crop year after year. Established before today's modern skinny tractors, the low yields of wide rows are compensated for with a unique double trunk / mid-wire cordon system that can only work in a well-ventilated, cool hillside site like this one.
TASTING NOTE: A bright, clear, pale-yellow Chardonnay exhibiting classic aromatic notes of the Wente clone with pronounced minerality, green apple, stone fruits and citrus blossom. The freshness and acidity on the palate is balanced with notes of apple, pear, unripe peaches, and meyer lemon.
Clones: Old Wente
Aging: 60% new French, 14 months
Cases Produced: 122
Alc. BY Vol: 14.0