The grapes for St. Francis Sonoma County Buttery Chardonnay come from the warmers vineyards in Sonoma County, giving this wine tropical aromas. This Chardonnay has lower acidity with more new oak elements for added creaminess.

Gold Medal
Sunset International Wine Competition
2020 vintage
Harvest Note
2021 harvest was earlier than usual, with a slightly lighter yield than average. Despite this, the crop experienced near perfect growing conditions. The warmer growing season allowed for this crop to have intense flavor profiles creating an excellent vintage.
Tasting Note
Rich and creamy on the palate, displaying intense aromatics of preserved lemon, baked apples, baking spices and vanilla.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with poultry or rich seafood dishes, like lobster. Also great as a complement to cheese or paired with creamy, buttery sauces.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Sonoma County
PH: 3.32
ABV: 14.1%
AGING: 7 months 100% French oak, 50% new Oak
Unique Selling Points
  • 100% Sonoma County fruit, selected from warmer climates
  • Screwcap closure to promote ease of use by on-premise staff and consumers
  • More extensive malolactic fermentation – approximately 75%-85%

About the Grape

Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
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