2016 Sill Family Vineyards très Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
The style of our 2016 très Chardonnay blends elegance, purity of fruit, harmony and finesse. We’re a small, boutique Napa vintner producing a limited number of barrels of exceptional Sonoma Coast grown Chardonnay. We have been receiving rave reviews from Grand Cru Chablis-style wine lovers for our recently released 2016 très Chardonnay, noting comments such as "a true revelation", "absolutely exceptional", "a discernibly distinctive Chardonnay that is unmatched by mass-produced alternatives". When grown in the cool, clayish volcanic chalk soils around the southern Sonoma sleepy town of Sebastopol, our très Chardonnay is transformed into one of the world's most celebrated and distinctive white wines. This is truly a unique section of terroir which fully expresses itself in très Chardonnay. We barrel ferment and age in mostly white French oak with a final stay in steel to tighten and refine this exceptional wine. The result provides a crisp citrus meyer lemon character, floral lift with seductive ripe pear aromas, brioche and incisive minerality. Striving for finesse rather than overflowing power, our très Chardonnay exudes a silky, light body softness, delicate texture and finishes with a longing desire for a second glass.