Model Farm is a small vigneron project and our labor of love. We strive to craft honest, soulful wines that speak to their unique time and place. We have chosen to take on the ambitious task of farming our vineyards ourselves in order to better understand the intimate, complicated relationship between vineyard and wine. All of our vineyard practices are organic, and we farm by hand, without the use of a tractor. This attentive, hands on farming style allows us to be hands off in the cellar. To preserve the integrity of terroir and our hard work we use minimalist, old world winemaking techniques. Our wines are all fermented with native yeasts, many are whole cluster, and none see new oak.
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.
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