2019 Onomatopoeia Chardonnay

Tasting Notes

Jeb Dunnuck - 94 Points

The 2019 Onomatopoeia is all Chardonnay from the cooler Edna Valley, and it’s a bright, medium-bodied, beautifully balanced white offering classic citrus and lemon fruits, notes of sappy herbs, vibrant acidity, and a great finish. Aged 14 months in 48% concrete eggs, 26% in new barrels, and the rest in neutral oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered, it’s incredibly impressive.

Winemaker's Notes

Honestly this is my favorite white wine I've ever made. Sadly it will also be our final Chardonnay offering as we turn our attention towards Rhone whites in the future. But man, to bow out of the Chardonnay game on a high note like this makes me happy! This Chardonnay is pure class. The chalky mid pallet feels like your drinking salt-encrusted stones - like electrolytes quenching your thirst on a hot summer's day. 48% aged in Concrete egg, the other portion of this nectar marinated in 26% New French Oak Puncheons and 26% Neutral French oak for 14 Months. The lightly toasted oak gives this wine's finish a little lemon bar or meringue vibe. A real stunner!!!

***You may notice this wine has a slight haze to it. Do not fret! This is unadulterated, hands-off wine making at work. To ensure we didn't strip the natural beauty, we opted to not filter or fine this wine.

Cooperage Notes

Aged 14 Months - 48% Concrete Egg, 26% New French Oak Puncheons, 26% Neutral Oak