The 2017 vintage resulted in some of the most seamless Chardonnays we have made. The nose on the 2017 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay features aromas of almond, sage, and green banana with a citrus blossom perfume. The palate has quite attractive texture – silky and round, yet lively – and finishes with razor acidity and salty/brine, wet stone, and lime oil flavors on a long finish. To me, this is our most complete, polished and delicious Sonoma Coast blend to date likely due to vine age and the moderate weather during the growing season and the post verasion period. Our Chardonnay ripens late compared to other regions so the Labor Day heat event was not a factor. It is excellent now and will age gracefully for 10+ years.