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2016 Reata Chardonnay

Sonoma Coast, California
Non-Member $18.00
Club $16.00
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Bottle(s)

Awards:
2018 - Double Gold & Best of Class Varietal - California State Fair Wine Competition
2018 - Gold - Houston Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition
2018 - Silver - New York International Wine Competition
2018 - 90 Points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Raeta Chardonnay comes from vineyards on the Sonoma Coast, an area renowned for producing superb Burgundian varietals. The cool growing conditions create balance and complexity in the wine, which offers generous white fruits and a bright acidity. A portion of the wine was barrel fermented and aged in French oak, lending gentle hazelnut and butterscotch accents.

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Smells Like

  • Cinnamon icons

    Cinnamon

  • Pear icons

    Pear

  • Red Apple icons

    Red Apple

Tastes Like

  • Butterscotch icons

    Butterscotch

  • Hazelnut icons

    Hazelnut

Linda Trotta

Linda Trotta

Winemaker, Jamieson Ranch, Wine Whisperer

Very few people can attribute their careers to their grandparent’s garage, but for Linda, this little space was a place of magic and comfort. This was where the wine was made. This is where her family’s Italian culture reigned, as strong and thick as the smell of fermenting grapes. Ultimately, it inspired her to pursue a winemaking degree at UC Davis, then to study abroad in Italy at Universita degli Studi di Padova. During her time in Italy, she worked her first harvest in the Veneto. When she returned, she accepted a job with Gundlach Bundschu, where she worked for the next two decades crafting highly acclaimed wines, including two sabbaticals to make wine in South Africa and Chile. She then took a winemaking position at Swiftwater Cellars in Washington for five years. Recently, she moved back to California and joined Jaimeson Ranch as Winemaker in 2017. Linda’s signature style is one of balance and elegance. She lives by the words of William A. Foster, who said, "Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives."

Sonoma Coast, California - United States

Sonoma Coast, California - United States

The Sonoma Coast is a small sub-appellation of Sonoma County, yet there is nothing really small about it. It is also making some of the hottest wines in the county, but it is by far the coolest (and wettest) climate. Seemingly an area of contradictions, the quality of its wines are anything but contrary. Extending from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north, the appellation hugs California’s northern coastline. The frigid waters of the Pacific Ocean create a cooling influence that controls this region's thermometer. The terroir can vary dramatically throughout this area, but many of the vineyards are planted on mountaintop ridges in well-draining soils above the fog line. This cool-climate and long-growing season is ideal for Burgundian varietals Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which produce a vibrant acidity and steely minerality with a complex fruit core.

Style
Full Bodied White
Pairing
Tuna tartare; Clam chowder; Steamed sea bass
Grapes
96% Chardonnay, 4% Sauvignon Blanc
Volume
750 ml
Alcohol by Volume
14%