Smoke Tree Chardonnay
Vibrant and balanced, Smoke Tree Chardonnay offers aromas of stony mineral, pear and honeysuckle. The palate is clean and mineral-driven with tones of pear and white nectarine. The finish is long with firm mineral tension.
The handpicked grapes were whole-cluster pressed. 70% of the lots were fermented in stainless steel tank with the remainder in neutral oak. 70% of the wines completed malolactic fermentation for added complexity. The wine was aged for nine months in a combination of tank and neutral oak to create a wine that is clean and balanced. During ageing, the wine received minimal battonage to preserve its mineral expression and freshness.
Select cool climate vineyards across Sonoma County provide the ideal range of fruit profiles for Smoke Tree Chardonnay. Smoke Tree’s Winemaker blends older blocks of Old Wente with newer Dijon plantings and selections of Clone17. By working with eight different growers across nine vineyard plots, we select fruit with bright, balanced flavors, lifted aromatics and mineral expression. The majority of the fruit came from the windswept Carneros region and rolling hills of Sonoma Mountain. Smaller percentages from the Fountaingrove District bring crisp, fresh mineral tones to the final blend.
*Vintage may vary.