2015 Chardonnay, Fantozzi Vineyard (PRICE DROP) Full Cases
2015 Fantozzi Vineyards Chardonnay from the Los Carneros Sonoma growing region. The Vineyard: Mollisol Series; 40% clay, Eastern-Facing, The Clone: 1995 "Old Wente", The Root stock: St. George; 110R, Viticulture: Vertical Shoot Positioning.
We used traditional Burgundian techniques of hand picking and sorting, followed by whole-cluster pressing. Primary fermentation took place in stainless steel, malolactic fermentation finished on 10% new French oak, resulting in perfect balance and structure.
Fantozzi Chardonnay is a delightful Semi fruity balanced lightly oaked somewhat buttery wine from Sonoma's Carneros growing region... fun to drink and a great every day sipper. Nice aromas of Apple and Pear with a hint of buttered toast. Good mouth feel and acidity with a smooth lingering finish.
Steve Fantozzi's expertise as a grower is legendary. Steve worked for Château Saint Jean for over 20 years as their grower relations manager, Steve has managed his own Vineyards' and his mothers vast Vineyards' and the Carneros since he was 21 years old... That's a long time ago. So when he offered to sell us some of his prized Chardonnay we couldn't resist, I believe the Carneros region to be best suited to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and in my opinion, and Sonoma Cutrer, it easily rivals anything from the Russian River Valley or Anderson Valley.
10% barrel fermented 90% stainless steel