Page Mill Winery

2021 Chardonnay, SF Bay
Item No. 7251  •  In Stock

2021 Chardonnay, SF Bay
2021 Chardonnay, SF Bay

Beautifully balanced, this Chardonnay is sure to please!

$24.00club price: $20.40
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About This Item

TA: 4.8 g/l
pH: 3.5
Brix at harvest: 23.2-24.5
Harvest date: 9/2-10/11/2021
Aging: Fermented in stainless and oak, then consolidated into stainless for aging.
Bottled: March 2022


Winemaker’s Notes:

“The Chardonnay that comes from the San Francisco Bay appellation possesses a unique focus of character. While being in a warmer, mediterranean climate, the two vineyards which make up this Chardonnay are both located along the eastern edge of the SF Bay. The sloping, rolling hills of the Kalthoff common creates a microclimate ideal for drainage and retaining the cool air that prolongs the growing season. Additionally, the Lamorinda appellation just north of Livermore Valley has a strong delta influence keeping the vineyard a very cool region 3.

    I was a non-believer of Chardonnay from this appellation when I arrived here in 2004. Today, I will put this wine against any Chard on the shelf at the price point. The appellation is under-valued. It is one of the more exciting wines that I work with.”

    Dane Stark, winemaker

Tasting Notes:

The combined fermentation of this Chardonnay adds complexity to this generous wine.
It has opening notes of butter, yeast, apricot and honey suckle with a bit of almond and vanilla on the nose.
    It has a lovely, medium golden straw color.
    The palate entry is of floral components with spice, honey, ripe fruit in the California style and a rich, pleasing mid palate. The acidity is tempered making this an excellent food wine but one that drinks all by itself just fine! There is a lingering butter in the finish with ripe fruit and floral notes and a rich finish.