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2018 Sebastiani Chardonnay, Sonoma County

2018 Sebastiani Chardonnay, Sonoma County

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This easy to drink style Chardonnay can pair with a variety of food and also stands well on its own.

Our 2018 Sonoma County Chardonnay is a light golden color with aromas of fresh apples, citrus and nectarine. The palate is rich yet crisp, with flavors of apricot, baked peaches, lemon and vanilla. Undertones of apple butter and toast are met with balanced acidity and a smooth finish.

Winemaker Notes

We hand-picked and whole-cluster pressed the grapes, and then racked roughly half of the juice into barrels for primary and malolactic fermentations. The remainder of the fruit was tank fermented at cooler temperatures to preserve the bright fruit and firm structure. After fermentations, the wine was aged in 21% new French, Hungarian and American oak barrels.


100% Chardonnay

Wine Specs

Sonoma County
Harvest Date
October 2018
5.7 g/l
Aged in 21% new French, Hungarian and American oak barrels
Alcohol %

Production Notes

The 2018 growing season was one of the mildest and smoothest in recent memory. Mild spring weather led to good fruit set in most varietals and moderate weather throughout the year made for ideal growing conditions. There were no major heat spikes, which gave us longer hang time and great ripening on the vine. While a fairly long harvest, the 2018 crop delivered fruit with complex flavors and was of excellent quality. The fruit entered the winery October 1-3, 2018 at optimum ripeness.

Vineyard Notes

For more than four decades, Sonoma County has been one of the premier regions in California for Chardonnay. Our multiplicity of climates and soils provide a broad range of sites perfectly suited for this noble grape. Our 2018 Sonoma County Chardonnay is made entirely from the cool, foggy Carneros region, which is ideal for full bodied well-structured Chardonnay.