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Goldschmidt Vineyards 2016 Singing Tree Dutton Reserve Chardonnay

Goldschmidt Vineyards

2016 Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA
Summer 2020 Wine Club Selection (Limited Quantities Remain)

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Goldschmidt Vineyards 2016 Reserve Chardonnay is selected for the Summer 2020 Library and Tasting Room wine club Release! If you loved this wine and wish to purchase additional bottles, a limited allocation is still available.
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Tasting Notes:
  • Color: bright golden yellow
  • Aromas: meyer lemon, vanilla, honeysuckle, banana, nectarine
  • Palate: crisp and balanced acidity, Fuji apple, tropical fruit
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Tasting notes by Ivy Phanith, Social Media Guru and Sommelier in Training
  • Grapes

    100% Chardonnay

    Clone: Dijon

  • Region
    Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA
  • Production
    143 cases
  • Alcohol
    14.4%
  • Aging Potential
    Ready to enjoy now!
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Winemaker:
Nick Goldschmidt
About the Winemaker:
Nick Goldschmidt is one of the world's most respected winemakers with over 25 years experience.
Vineyard:
Dutton Ranch Mill Station
About the Vineyard:

The rolling hills and gentle slopes near the town of Sebastopol were once home to apple orchards filled with songbirds. By the early 1990’s, though, most of the orchards were replanted with grapes. It is here along the banks of Atascadero Creek that veteran winemaker Nick Goldschmidt finds himself evaluating the 2016 harvest:

“Chardonnay is great to work-with, as the range of styles is very broad and permits a lot of flexibility. The Mill Station site on Poplar Way allows me to create a Chardonnay with lush, alluring flavors and bright acidity. I just love this vineyard.”

Singing Tree Dutton is Nick Goldschmidt’s rendition for cool climate Chardonnay. Sourced from this world-famous vineyard, the wine dazzles with personality and refinement. Mill Station lies in a very cool area of Sonoma County and lends a distinct minerality and structural backbone to the wines produced here.

Additional Winemaker Notes:

After four years of drought the 2016 growing season started with abundant and consistent rainfall. A warmer and milder 2015 winter caused an early bud break. Over the summer, the vineyards saw beautiful warm days with many cool foggy evenings. June and July were generally milder without experiencing extended heat spikes or long duration heat events. August was much cooler than usual though, and this cooler weather cycle slowed the harvest process and resulted in increased hang times for fruit. The grapes showed amazing ripeness and greater layers of flavors without excess or exaggerated sugar levels. Warm weather returned and harvest came very fast. There’s a wonderful purity of fruit and the wines are already showing a really enticing floral perfume.

 

Aged 6 months total in French and neutral oak

Unfiltered

 

Accolades:
88 points - JamesSuckling.com
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Food Pairing Suggestions:
Pair this balanced and crisp Chardonnay with prawns, grilled chicken, sushi or a risotto with fresh spring vegetables.
About the Winery
Goldschmidt Vineyards Winemaker and Co-Founder of Goldschmidt Vineyards, Nick Goldschmidt brings a unique global perspective to his winemaking. Learn more