2019 Head High Sonoma County Chardonnay

2019 Head High Sonoma County Chardonnay

¥3,410 (incl. tax)

Never been entirely convinced by unwooded Chardonnay? Well, try this and see how Head High resets the bar for no wood/no malo Chardonnay. Sourced from a vineyard in a cooler corner of Sonoma County, the wine is all about pure apple, floral and mineral accents as well as crisp, mouthwatering citrus and stone fruit. Despite the lack of oak contact and the softening that accompanies malolactic fermentation, this wine exhibits great character, full body and luscious mouthfeel. 

Winery


Winery Description

Head High was founded in 2015 by Bill Price, Sonoma wine country entrepreneur and one time surfer dude, to champion Pinot Noir from great Sonoma vineyards as well  sustainable viticulture and philanthropic-oriented business practices. Bill Price may be that major Sonoma County wine business leader that you have never heard of. For, while his name does not appear on any wine label or wine estate gate, he is an owner of or investor in many of Sonoma County’s storied wine producers, including Kistler Estate, Gary Farrell, and Kosta Browne, as well as the wineries he’s founded, Three Sticks and Head High. He also owns some famous vineyards, including Durrell and Gap’s Crown vineyards, whose fruit is used not only in Price’s wine projects but is purchased by several top-line Sonoma producers. Currently, Head High is offering Pinot Noir from the Sonoma County and Sonoma Coast AVAs, but the winery has worked with Zinfandel, Grenache, and Tempranillo in the past, either in a rosé or a red blend. In addition to standard glass bottles, Head High is producing Pinot Noir in 250 ml aluminum cans, which are super convenient for wine lovers heading for the outdoors and are 100% recyclable, too. For every two bottles of Head High purchased, the company donates one dollar to either the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation or Sustainable Surf, a non-profit dedicated to preserving the oceans. 

About this Wine


Country USA
Region California
Appellation(s) Sonoma County
Winery Head High
Vintage 2019
Color White
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 8.0 x 29.5
Case Size 34.5 x 26.0 x 30.5
Alcohol 14.5%
Product Code HH19CH
UPC 857910005119
MLF 0%

Owning & Enjoying


Tasting notes

A crisp cool-climate Chardonnay that starts with a nose of bright apple and floral notes and moves to flavors of stone fruit, citrus and refreshing minerality. 

 

Production


Vinification

Fermented in stainless steel and bottled early in the new year.

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