Chardonnay 2018 Singing Tree, Goldschmidt, Russian River Valley - Sonoma

Chardonnay 2018 Singing Tree Goldschmidt, Sonoma Russian River Valley - Californien

Despite a warm February, the 2018 growing season started off cooler than the past few vintages. A cool spring meant bloom lasted longer than usual, but fruit set was consistent.
In fact, the growing season started with near-perfect fruit set which led to large grape clusters. Summer temperatures were moderate with fewer heat spikes than in recent years.
Veraison started later as well. As a result, harvest started two to three weeks later than in recent years, but this was historically more typical. Harvesting with cool mornings compared to the heat waves of 2017 was a pleasure and far less stressful.

Fragrant aromas of white peach, melon, and nectarine. Complex, boasting flavors of citrus, peach, fig, honey, and spice. Well-balanced with a creamy texture and a firm structure. Very lightly oaked. A savory minerality shows in the long finish.

Alc. 13,9%, Fadlagret: 9 months in French oak new barriques, Drue: 100% Chardonnay