2019 Chardonnay
Los Carneros

Winemaker Notes
Medium straw in color and bursting with white flowers, apple blossom, and fresh peach on the nose. The palate is layered with ripe lemon, crisp green apple, and white peaches. The finish is clean yet long with the slightest hints of vanilla and fresh brioche.

Northern California’s 2019 season was near picture-perfect and considered classic. Just the right amount of early heat in the spring to acclimate the grapes was followed by mild temperatures that continued throughout the season and offered superior flavor development. Late rains in May also benefited many growers.  A steady string of warm weather carried through to September leading to long hang times, even ripening, and distinctive flavor development.

The 2019 BonAnno Chardonnay is sourced from the Los Carneros AVA located just north of the San Pablo Bay and includes parts of both Napa and Sonoma. The cool fog and breezes off the bay make the climate cooler and ideal area to grow Chardonnay.

Renowned winemaker, Jim Milone, crafts, blends and bottles BonAnno in Healdsburg in Sonoma. Jim grew up in the vineyards of his grandfather’s winery in Mendocino County and currently lives in Northern Sonoma.  His excellent relationships with wineries and growers throughout Northern California are invaluable to our vineyard sourcing.

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