Far Mountain "Myrna" Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley (2020)

Far Mountain
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SKU 852165006751
Stock 37
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Variety Chardonnay
Appellation Sonoma Valley
Region Sonoma County
State California
Country USA
Size 750ml

Over the last three decades, Mai Errazuriz and her husband Rodrigo Soto have worked for a number of leading wineries in North and South America.  Far Mountain is a name they chose in trying to describe the vineyard sites they work with and the greater settings in which those vineyards lie.

“Myrna” Chardonnay’s focused intensity of fruit and texture reflects its two extreme mountain and hillside vineyard sites. Myrna combines Bald Mountain’s surprisingly delicate floral notes that move quickly to ripe yellow and more exotic fruits with salty, lime, and green fruit-inflected notes from Thornton. The sappy texture of the wine makes its presence felt, and this grows into a more defined and powerful structure with layers of spice persisting through the finish, with a beautiful clear lift. The mountain factor is very present in the wines from Bald Mountain, with a chalkiness, salinity and minerality translating in a bright and genuine way. The combination of old vines (planted in 1972), dry-farmed, high elevation and interaction with the parental material of the mountain vines express their wild and unique character. 

Whole-cluster pressed with native yeast fermentation in barrel. Matured 12 months in 18% new French oak, remainder second, third and fourth use.  1500 cases produced. 

94 Wine Enthusiast “High-toned and floral, the elegant fruit profile complements the body weight with ample acidity.”
94 James Suckling “A polished, minerally chardonnay, it’s medium-to full-bodied with a creamy texture and balance. 
94 Vinous This highly expressive, nuanced Chardonnay has a lot going on and plenty to offer.

Variety:
Chardonnay
Appellation:
Sonoma Valley
Region:
Sonoma County
State:
California
Country:
USA
Size:
750ml