2018 Sangiacomo Green Acres Chardonnay
The Sangiacomo family has been farming in Sonoma County for multiple generations. La Follette works closely with them for specific alterations to the rows the Sangiacomos farm for our use making this a truly distinct single vineyard wine. Green Acres Vineyard benefits from the moderating temperatures and maritime breezes preserving the acid and balancing the fruits intensity, especially on the Old Wente clone.
A buttery golden color, with a hint of daffodil, greets you. Intricate aromatics burst on the scene including Gravenstein apple and Asian pear. Those follow through in the flavor profile and expand to lemon meringue, white peach, green almond, and a touch of honey
and nutmeg. Theres a mouthwatering tartness that we love followed by a refreshing bite at the end - the two balancing each other in this energetic full-bodied Chardonnay. Tasting beautiful now, it will cellar well for 2-4 years (2023-2025). Savor this with fried potatoes dipped in a creamy pesto sauce, petrale sole, fresh green salad with candied
pecans, or sliced baguette with dill Havarti.
94 points, Wine Advocate
92 points, Wine Spectatpr
100% Chardonnay | Clone: Old Wente, Catarina Field Selection
Harvest: September 30, 2018
Aging: 11 months in low toast, air-dry, 3-year old French oak, 25 new