A row of barrels in the Relic cave.

2016 The Sage Chardonnay

2016 The Sage is sourced from Old Wente clone Chardonnay vines planted in the early 1980's in hillside gravel and sand soils near the Russian River. The 35 year-old vines give the wines beautiful length and a layered texture, while the Old Wente character keeps the wine citrus-oriented with lemon, flint, tangerine and mineral aromatics. The palate is fat, but weightless with an ethereal and sensuous texture and incisive flavors. Native yeast fermentation keeps the finish complex, long and mineral.

  • 100% Chardonnay
  • Old Wente Chardonnay Clone planted on gravelly slopes
  • Barrel-fermented and aged in 50% new French Oak
  • Native yeast fermentation for complexity and authenticity
  • 140 cases produced from 6 barrels

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