Stephen Vincent Chardonnay 2019, North Coast, California

2019 vintage: Appellation: North Coast (75% Russian River Valley, 15% Sonoma County, 5% Alexander Valley, 5% Santa Margarita Ranch. 100% Chardonnay. Winemaker Notes: Whole cluster pressed and direct to tank for cold-settling. The clear juice was racked to tank and inoculated. About 25% was taken down to a mix of new and neutral French oak barrels for barrel fermentation. Both tank and barrels were left sur lie for about 12 months at which point all lots were combined, aged an extra 3 months, and bottled. Tasting notes: Aromas of green apples, citrus fruits, and mango with pretty toast and cedar notes. Bright flavors of apple, tropical fruits, with hints of caramel and coconut. A firm acid backbone supports the flavors well into the lengthy finish.