Produced using hand-harvested fruit from carefully selected vineyards within the Sonoma Coast appellation, Crossbarn Chardonnay balances structure and weight in balance with pure, concentrated fruit. Bunches were whole-cluster pressed, and juice was fermented by native yeast, 92% in stainless steel, 8% in oak. Following five months maturation sur lie with weekly bâtonnage, the wine was bottled unfined, with minimal sulfur added.
“The 2019 Chardonnay is fresh and bright, offering aromas of green pears, baker’s yeast, crushed stone and white blossoms. The palate is medium-bodied, silky and uplifted with crisp fruits and a mineral driven finish.”
90 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, July 2020