Cleary Ranch Chardonnay 2016
Sonoma Coast

Cleary Ranch Chardonnay 2016 The Farmer - Ernest Vineyards

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JamesSuckling.com
Very fresh and attractive pears and lemons with hints of yellow grapefruit, leading to a super composed, sleek and elegant palate that delivers a fresh, focused style. Impressive, elegant chardonnay. Drink now.

$45.00   750mL

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Downslope from his father's Freestone Hill Vineyard, John Cleary and his family have their own parcel of West Sonoma Coast vineyard land: this 6-acre plot. Ernest has leased and farmed this site since 2015 which, as our coldest vineyard, is a challenging task in even the best years.


Straw colored and viscous in the glass. On the nose, this wine toes the line between green apple and preserved Meyer lemon, subtly supported by French Oak. This wine jumps from the attack of bright citrus fruit, lime blossom and kumquat, broadening ever so slightly on the mid palate before racing to a lengthy and poised finish.
AppellationSonoma Coast
VineyardCleary Ranch
Farming MethodSustainable
Aging/Cooperage36% New French Oak
Alcohol12.5%
Production111 cases