Sonoma County Chardonnay 2019

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

Sonoma County Chardonnay 2019

Region: America / California / Sonoma County
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Grapes that produce Sonoma County Chardonnay come from the St. Francis estate vineyards in Sonoma Valley and Russian River Valley, as well as from growers in Sonoma County’s other top appellations, including Carneros and Alexander Valley. Each carefully selected vineyard contributes distinctive and individual qualities to the finished wine.

93 Points

Sunset International Wine Competition

2018 vintage
90 Points

Jeb Dunnuck

2016 vintage
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harvest note

The 2019 harvest began before dawn on August 30 after a growing season that started with record rainfall during winter and ended with warm, even temperatures. With few spikes in heat over the season, our vineyards had optimal conditions to develop full-flavored fruit with remarkable color and balanced acidity. Spring rains ended in time for good fruit set and the temperate summer allowed for long hang times and consistent, even ripening. The majority of the fruit was picked in September and the weather continued to cooperate as the days shortened. Warm breezy days, but no rain, took place in October and the last of the grapes were harvested before the end of the month.

tasting note

This elegant and refreshing Chardonnay bursts with bright flavors and aromas of fresh picked pear, juicy fuji apple, lemon zest and graham cracker. A creamy mouthfeel greets a touch of minerality on the long, crisp finish.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Sonoma County
PH: 14.1%
AGING: 7 months in 100% French Oak
FORMATS AVAILABLE: 375ml, 750ml, Kegs

points of distinction

  • A classic, California Chardonnay
  • During aging, bâtonnage (stirring the lees by hand) is performed to achieve complexity and a rich mouthfeel
  • Partial malolactic fermentation
  • Available in 375ml beginning March 2021; Also available in kegs.
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“With its perfect balance and seamless structure, this Chardonnay is a classic expression of Sonoma County.”

– Katie Madigan, Winemaker

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