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Goldschmidt Vineyards 2017 Embankment Chardonnay

Goldschmidt Vineyards

2017 Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA
Summer 2020 Wine Club Selection (Limited Quantities Remain)


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Flight Club Selection!

Goldschmidt Vineyards 2017 'Embankment' Chardonnay is selected for the Summer 2020 Flight 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: pale yellow
  • aromas: Gala apple, honeydew, almond
  • palate: crisp acidity, mouthwatering minerality, lemon, Opal apple
Tasting notes by Ivy Phanith, Social Media Guru and Sommelier in Training
  • Grapes
  • Region
    Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA
  • Production
    225 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Aging Potential
    Ready to enjoy now!
Nick Goldschmidt
About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:
Vineyards with large Embankments make life a little easier. The view from standing on these allows us to see the complete vineyard story. How the vines vigor is, the condition of the canopy and where our attention should be when it comes to picking. We are also blessed in that this vineyard is over 50 years old. The vines now have a natural balance anyway. Grown on old AXR Rootstock, this vineyard gives us flavors we only remember these days. Most vineyards were replanted to “clones” since 1990. Here - none. This vineyard is an old “mass selection” which gives us distinct sub tropical and white peach aromas with a ton of mineral and graphite flavors in the mouth.
Additional Winemaker Notes:

It felt more like a normal year in Sonoma County in 2017. After years of drought, the water table was still in good shape after 2016. Bud break came a bit early despite a cool spring. A very mild summer followed and ripening was slow and steady. However we did receive two heat spikes in the vintage which pushed things along nicely. The clusters filled out with berries growing more normal in size. The hang time was longer than normal and so better for tannin and flavor development without a run up in sugar. Once we started picking though, the season was very compressed. The yields were down just a bit but the flavors and concentrations were fantastic.


FERMENTATION: 100% Stainless
AGING: 6 months

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Food Pairing Suggestions:
Pair this Chardonnay with Ahi Poke bowls, citrus spiced fried chicken wings or goat cheese, veal and foie gras.
About the Winery
Goldschmidt Vineyards Winemaker and Co-Founder of Goldschmidt Vineyards, Nick Goldschmidt brings a unique global perspective to his winemaking. Learn more