2007 Hopper Creek Sangiacomo Chardonnay

Technical Analysis

Alcohol: 14.1%
Harvest Sugar: 24.2
Total Acid: 0.634g/100ml
pH: 3.45
Cases Produced: 210

Vineyard

Sangiacomo Vineyards are located in the southern portion of Sonoma County, just south of the town of Sonoma. This is part of the Carneros Region, an area that produces extremely high quality grapes. Our grapes came from both Catarina Ranch and Kiser Ranch , two of several areas of Sangiacomo Vineyards. The cool weather and late maturation allowed the flavors and aromas to intensify.

Winemaking Notes

The grapes were whole cluster pressed and the juice was fermented in two lots, one in stainless steel and the other in fifty-nine gallon French Oak barrels. After fermentation, the wine was allowed to under go a partial malo-lactic fermentation in order to provide a creamy fullness on the palate and maintain a crisp finish.

Tasting Notes

This Chardonnay displays aromatic characteristics of green apple and pear with hints of nutmeg combined with flavors of minerals, nectarines, vanilla, sweet wood and a long crisp finish.