Winemakers

John Wilson

Technical Data

Acidity
7.2 g/L - pH: 3.35

Alcohol
13.9%

Suggested Retail Price

$19.99

Thomas George Estates

ESTATE CHARDONNAY 2015

SONS AND DAUGHTERS RANCH

Background

Founded in 2008, Thomas George Estates Winery is an artisan Russian River Valley producer of small lot, vineyard designated wines with a focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The Baker family has assembled an estate vineyard program that includes four distinct and coveted vineyards—Baker Ridge, Starr Ridge, Cresta Ridge and Sons & Daughters Ranch. Offering a diversity of microclimates, soil types, exposures, vine age and clonal material, these exceptional vineyard sites provide Thomas George Estates with a complex palette of fruit from which to craft its limited-production wines. These artisan wines are handmade in small lots in a style that emphasizes balance, brightness and terroir-inspired sophistication.
The winery added Sons and Daughters Ranch to its vineyard program in 2012. Sons and Daughters Ranch is located in the Chalk Hill sub-region of the Russian River Valley and has provided the winery with another source of diverse Estate fruit from which to craft its wines.

Appellation

Russian River Valley, California

Varietal Composition

100% Chardonnay

Winemaking

Sourced entirely from our Sons & Daughters Ranch located at the border of the Russian River Valley and Chalk Hill AVA’s. This north-south oriented vineyard is home to 17 acres of old vine clone 4 Chardonnay planted on St. George rootstock. The fruit was hand-picked, cluster sorted, whole cluster pressed to tank, settled, and racked to 82% stainless steel tank and 18% concrete egg.

Aged unoaked, sur lie with no malolactic conversion.

Tasting Notes

This intriguing Chardonnay offers aromas of stone fruit and citrus zest with a hint of petrol minerality. The palate is rich with melon, lush green apple and lime. The overt acidity to fruit ratio creates a classic everyday Chardonnay.