BALDACCI SORELLE CHARDONNAY
CARNEROS, CALIFORNIA 2015
With his beginnings at Stags Leap Wine Cellars under the guidance of benchmark winemaker Paul Hobbs, to his work as assistant winemaker at Dominus with the famed Christian Moueix of Chateau Petrus as well as his gig as assistant winemaker at Screaming Eagle, Ricardo Herrera has made his name in Napa Valley by producing some of the most iconic brands in the region. So it seemed a natural fit when Ricardo became part of the Baldacci Family legacy by joining as their full time winemaker in 2015. Today’s wine not only tells a story of one of the most enigmatic wine regions in California, but also marks the first collaboration between Michael Baldacci and Ricardo Herrera with their 2015 Sorelle Chardonnay from Carneros’ Honey B Vineyard.
Based out of the Stags Leap District for almost two decades, the Baldacci family estate is comprised of 45 acres of vines planted over three vineyard sites: the estate vineyard in Stags Leap, as well as the Stella Knight and Honey B vineyards in Carneros. Lying partly in Sonoma and partly in Napa, Carneros has been widely recognized for its premium Chardonnays and the Baldacci Family produces one of the most beautiful expressions in this cool climate site. Heavily influenced by the Pacific Ocean, with summer fog, warm days and a long temperate growing season, the wine showcases stunning aromatics and a vivid and intense minerality that is unparalleled in most regions of California. Produced using 100% whole cluster grapes and fermented in French oak on native yeasts, the wine is layered with beautiful aromatics and complexity. In addition, a stirring regimen is followed to further develop richness of flavor and texture. The result in a beautifully aromatic wine, exuding notes of honey, tangerine peel and pineapple, complemented by bright piercing notes of citrus and a stony minerality. One of my house favorites, this is a wine you will absolutely enjoy on its own or with food – so for one week, we’re offering up to 25% off!
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