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2017 Valenti Ranch Chardonnay

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$50.00 per Bottle

Six miles from the ocean on a mid elevation windswept east facing ridge at 1,300 -1400 feet, the Valenti Ranch produces a distinctive coastal Chardonnay. This mineral driven beauty is showing citrus, gooseberry, kumquat and zippy tropical fruit notes along with a lovely flinty and oyster shell character. Shows the leanness of a Chablis with unmistakable coastal California character. The 2017 has a little more fullness on the palate than the 2016 and really hits on all notes with impeccable balance and consistency on the palate.  This Chardonnay is very much coming into its own with this vintage.  It is everything we had hoped for from this coastal site. You won't want to miss this vintage.   Pair with Oysters on the Half Shell or Grilled Salmon.

Grapelive  95 Pts

Slow Wine Guide 2020:  Great Wine Award


Appellation: Mendocino Ridge
Soils: Oceanic Sedimentary Uplift
Fermentation: 100% Native Yeast
Gravity Racked Twice
Oak: Neutral French Oak
Selections: Old Wente, Mt Eden, Dijon 176 & 75
Elevage: 18 months in barrel
Drink 2019-2027
13.4 % Alc

Vintage 2017
Size 750 ml
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