Fallenleaf Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
Sonoma Coast

Fallenleaf Vineyard Chardonnay 2016 The Jester - Ernest Vineyards

Reviews

92

Vinous - Antonio Galloni

The 2016 Chardonnay The Jester Fallenleaf Vineyard is a gorgeous wine that shows the Ernest style at its best. Lemon con????t, crushed flowers, slate, white pepper and chalk are all laced together in a brilliant, nuanced Chardonnay that hits all the right notes.

93

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

A richer expression compared to the
Farmer bottling, this has a very convincing array of ripe-peach aromas with background, spiced-custard notes. The palate has a very smooth, succulent and fleshy feel with a long and satisfying,
flavorful finish. Drink now.

$38.00   750mL

Located on the top of the Eastern slope of the Sonoma ridge overlooking the town of Sonoma, Fallenleaf Vineyard is an 8-acre gem planted to Old Wente Chardonnay.  Owner Harry Cohn works tirelessly with Atlas Vineyard Management to methodically produce a stellar crop year after year.  Established before today's modern skinny tractors, the low yields of wide rows are compensated for with a unique double trunk / mid-wire cordon system that can only work in a well-ventilated, cool hillside site like this one.



Clear and clean with a slight green hue hinting at green apples on the nose.  Fresh mountain air, Meyer lemon, and river pebbles round out the aromatics.  True to the Old Wente clone, bright acidity lingers endlessly with restrained stone fruits and minerality.
RegionSonoma Coast
AppellationSonoma Coast
VineyardFallenleaf
Aging/Cooperage30% new French, 14 months
Alcohol13.5%
Production378 cases