2014 Alondra chardonnay is sourced from Peter Boeck’s chardonnay vineyard just outside the Sonoma Coast appellation in Sonoma County. This vineyard is planted to clone 4 on several terraced slopes with multiple expressions within the block. Our goal here is to continue the exploration of un-oaked chardonnay, exhibiting varietal character without the sweet oak component. Think old world, with wet stone, flinty, lemony acidity, age-worthiness and linear chardonnay character over heavy richness. We are re-thinking the chardonnay paradigm, aiming for effortless ethereal character rather than heavy extraction.
Bright lemon. Aromas of wet stone, lemon, and citrus, with green apple and spiced pear. The 2004 is a fresh and invigorating style of chardonnay, with the stone and lemony acidity characters opening into subtle notes of apple and pear blossom with aeration. A refreshing, clean style with youthful exuberance and mouth-watering acidity.