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2017 Wrath Chardonnay, San Saba Vineyard
Wine Specs
10 months in French oak, 40% new
Residual Sugar
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2017 Wrath Chardonnay, San Saba Vineyard

A lush palate of peach, ripe pineapple and shortbread finds balance through bright acidity.

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SKU: 17SanChard

Wrath's flagship 2017 San Saba Vineyard Chardonnay utilizes only specifically selected barrels of three clones from our estate vineyard.  During production, we allow certain lots to ferment using native yeasts while other lots are inoculated with Montrachet yeast.  This adds to the wine's signature complexity.  These lots go through a secondary fermentation, ML or malolactic, while aging in French oak barrels, 40% of which are new oak.  Aromas of apple and apricot blend with a hint of cooking spices.  Rich flavors of peach, ripe pineapple and shortbread find balance through bright acidity and a long, delicious finish.

Wine Profile
Certified Sustainable (SIP)
Vineyard Notes
Our Estate San Saba Vineyard is sheltered in a nook just below the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, roughly 25 miles southeast of the town of Monterey. Our climate is heavily influenced by the morning fog and afternoon winds from the nearby Pacific Ocean. This is a cool site with little rainfall and one of the longest growing seasons in the world. Our unusual climate allows us to produce ripe, concentrated wines of exceptional balance.
Production Notes
50% clone 96 and 25% each Wente and Mt Eden clones
158 cases