Schug Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2021
Vineyards sources: 48% Stage Gulch; 19% Smith; 14% Schug Estate; 10% Ricci; 6% Cornerstones; 1% Hi Vista; 1% Sangiacomo; 1% Lund. 10% neutral oak cask fermented; 90% cold-fermented in stainless steel tanks. 10% aged “sur-lie” for 5 months in 300 to 600 gallon neutral oak casks. The fruit for this Chardonnay comes from select vineyards located in the Sonoma Coast appellation, including the microclimates of western Carneros, southern Sonoma Valley and the Petaluma Gap. Produced in a lively, crisp style that emphasizes varietal character without the use of new oak, it has a spicy citrus bouquet that leads to juicy flavours of white peach and nectarine, followed by a sleek, juicy finish.