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2021 Stiling Chardonnay

Tasting Notes

This wine is comprised of 50% each of Curtis clone and Sees clone. The blend of clones brings a complex palate showing hints of vanilla and bright acidity. The lees contact in barrel adds weight and silkiness on the palate, and notes of toasty brioche that follow through to the finish. All of these components come together seamlessly throughout this elegant and complex Chardonnay.

Winemaker's Notes

This 35-acre vineyard was planted in beautiful Goldridge sandy loam soils by the Stiling’s in 1988, and is now owned and farmed by the Dehlinger family. This vineyard is planted to three different clones: Rued, Sees, and Curtis clones. A hidden gem, it sits nestled right in between the vineyards of Dehlinger and Kistler, out in the rolling coastal hills northeast of Sebastopol. This cooler climate allows the fruit to hang longer and develop more complex flavor, while still maintaining fresh acidity, and lower sugar. The Stiling vineyard exhibits how truly great a wine can be when the harmony of location, soil, clonal selection, and meticulous farming come together in the vineyard.

Production Notes

211 cases

Cooperage Notes

Ten months


4 to 6 years

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