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Distinct aromas of ginger and lemon zest are joined by toasty coconut, melon and caramel alongside a mineral, flinty cedar chest oakiness overlaid by notes of honeysuckle. In the mouth, a well balanced wine with a solid acid backbone is rich, medium to heavy in weight with a broad yet still firm mid-palate. The finish is long and lingering and notable for a touch of spice and upbeat, lively acidity. Flavors of lemon, apple, pear, pineapple and cantaloupe — the full array of Sonoma’s cornucopia of fruit, joins a nutty, spicy, lightly oaky profile that stakes out a unique territory sure to please those who love Chardonnay. The wine is fermented in Oak and undergoes complete malolactic fermentation, aging for five months in French Oak with 79% in small oak barrels used no more than one vintage. The more mature influence of older vines can be seen in the wine, which promises to continue to evolve over time, bringing joy to both winemaker and those lucky enough to savor a glass.
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