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Blue Rock Vineyard

2018 Chardonnay
Availablity

7 in stock

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Availablity

7 in stock

Appearance pale gold
Aromas poached pear, lemon custard, spice, honey, minerality
Palate pineapple, orange peel, allspice, integrated acidity, lingering finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
Scallops, crab or grilled fish would all be wonderful companions. Herbed chicken with a light sauce, anything with mushrooms, risotto, and braised cauliflower will also allow both food and wine to shine in all their glory.
Composition

100% Chardonnay

Region

Sonoma Coast, CA


Alcohol
13.8%
Aging Potential
Delicious now, but will age well for another 6-8 year under proper cellar conditions
Vineyard
64% Fallenleaf, 27% Green Acres, 9% Stiling
Winemaker Notes

Aged 14 Months in 25% New French Oak Barrel


Winemaker

Rogelio Alarvado – Associate Winemaker

Kent Humphrey – Consulting Winemaker

About the Winemaker

The estate winemaking traditions of Blue Rock are perhaps best summed up with the French term, terroir, which acknowledges the environmental factors that make the vineyard site unique including soil, weather, appellation, and to that effect, the human element as well.

Running an estate vineyard offers more control over the winemaking process, which yields handcrafted wines of distinction and soul that also give a sense of place. The name Blue Rock originates from the local soil studded with blue pebbles, rocks, and boulders of serpentine. The serpentine rock defines the unique flavor profile of the vineyard as it naturally yields a smaller quantity of grapes.

About the Winery
Blue Rock Vineyard
Dating back to 1880, the 100-acre Blue Rock estate tells the story of how European winemaking came to Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley. Italian immigrants brought with them olive trees, vine cuttings, and knowledge of grape growing. The region’s undulating golden hills and idyllic vistas even look reminiscent of Tuscany itself.
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