2016 UV-SL Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

We refer to this wine as the “chameleon,” as it evolves and morphs in each glass.  The combination of climate, soil, and rare clones planted at UV-SL produce kaleidoscopic, site-driven nuances.

Mark Aubert’s Tasting Notes

The 2016 UV-SL Vineyard Chardonnay is tightly wound. After a couple swirls of the glass aromas of green apple candy, lychee, honeysuckle and sweet herbs appear. This wine is vibrating with tension and energy. There is a saline -like density and the structure is shaped by minerality. Ripe pears, pomelo and green tea oil flavors release some of the tension. This towering wine has much more to show. Decant well or cellar confidently for 10-15 years. The wine is slightly hazy showing our commitment to minimal intervention winemaking.


2016 UV-SL Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay bottle