Sunce Winery & Vineyard, Chardonnay 2020, Alecock Vineyard – Willowside Road, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
Tasting Note: A Russian River Valley chardonnay with a mixture of ripe-and-tart fruit and a fulsome midpalate.
Pale-intensity lemon in color, this wine has a medium-intensity nose of green apple, pear and blossom with hints of lemon citrus.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied chardonnay has medium-intensity, orchard-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a medium finish.
The wine is slightly creamy in texture with a tart finish.
Would pair especially well with white-meat dishes.
Bottle Note: Sunce is a family winery located in the Russian River Valley appellation of Sonoma County – specializing in small artisan lots of vineyard designated varietal wine and classic blends. Barrel Fermented & Aged, Sur Lie. This true to varietal chardonnay was barrel fermented and aged. Expressing mixed melons, citrus flavors, and granny smith apples, this pleaser is balanced with light oak and a creamy malo-lactic finish. A perfect complement to savory chicken and fish dishes, as well as first course fare like salads, creamy soups and appetizers. Frane Franicevic, Winemaker. Only 5 barrels made.
Tasting Date: January 22, 2022