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Joyce Vineyard Chardonnay 2021
Sonoma Coast

Joyce Vineyard Chardonnay 2021  - Ernest Vineyards
$85.00   750mL
On the ridge just above Freestone Valley, linked together in chilly fog, sits Joyce Vineyard. Ernest leased and began farming the site organically in 2017. At only 3-acres and planted entirely to Chardonnay, it the smallest property we farm and one of the very coldest. Goldridge soil predominates and Clone 5 of Chardonnay will perennially deliver citrus flavors and bright acidity in this environment.

A pale-yellow, white gold hue chardonnay with powerful aromas. Notes of green apple, citrus cream, minerals, and a “coolness” of style. On the palate, the wine displays delicacy, but piercing acidity with sour green apples and Meyer lemon flavors. The minerality peaking through the mid-palate has the freshness of morning fog followed by delicate marks of wild herbs. This wine is delicious and vibrant now but it will definitely benefit from a bit of aging, which will just add to the complexity with more balance and nuance.
WinemakerJoseph Ryan
AppellationSonoma Coast
VineyardJoyce Vineyard
Aging/Cooperage30% new French Oak
Production110 cases