2016 Michael Mara Chardonnay, Sonoma County
A clean neutral chardonnay that will appeal to a wide variety of wine drinkers, sure to delight everyone from novice to connoisseur. Pair with foods plucked from the sea or simply breaths of air coming off waves.
VARIETAL: 100% Chardonnay
VINEYARD: Michael Mara Vineyard
LOCATION: Sonoma Coast (close to the town of Glen Ellen)
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 68 cases
WINEMAKER’S NOTES: Whole cluster direct to press. We transferred the wine into stainless steel for one day, then to neutral French Oak barrels to age for 10 months. VITICULTURAL AREA: Located just west of the town of Sonoma. Michael Mara Vineyard is planted on top of rocky lobe. Think of a rocky field of vines. It is truly a unique site for Chardonnay in California. Dry farmed with well-drained volcanic and pebbly subsoil. The vineyard is farmed by Steve Matthiasson. Drink now or age like a Chablis.
All of our wines are made naturally, meaning no use of inoculated yeasts or bacteria. We use only native yeast to spark fermentation. We do not add any powdered tannins or enzymes. A minimal dose of S02 is added 4 weeks before bottling to some wines.
There must be a person 21 or older present at the time of delivery.