Model Farm | Hand Crafted Wines | Sonoma
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CURRENT RELEASE

 

2018 CHARDONNAY, SONOMA VALLEY

Our 2018 Sonoma Valley Chardonnay comes from a steep, terraced vineyard, dug into pure volcanic rock in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains. The wine captures the wild beauty of a springtime in Sonoma and translates so much of what we love about this unique volcanic terroir.

 

The wine opens with aromas of citrus blossom, jasmine, and bay laurel complimenting bright flavors of pomelo, lime zest, and soft herbs. On the mid-palate, deeper notes of white peach, nectarine, and orange curd are backed by a persistent minerality. This balance of textural richness and freshness is the hallmark of our white wines and the result of careful site selection and transparent winemaking techniques.

 

A limited 4 barrels produced.

UPCOMING RELEASE

 

2018 SYRAH, PETALUMA GAP

Inspired by the industrious small vignerons of the Northern Rhone and captivated by their wines, we began searching of cool climate Syrah in 2014. We were immediately drawn to the Petaluma Gap. The cool foggy mornings, a few fleeting hours of late day sun, and the consistent wind (reminiscent ofthe Mistral) are ideal for producing full flavored grapes at low sugar levels. After five years and countless hours spent in the vineyard, we have come to know and love this daily rhythm and have an even greater

appreciation for how unique this small pocket of the Sonoma Coast really is.

A limited 5 barrels produced.

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