WINEMAKER'S NOTES This wine is a crisp and refreshing Chardonnay with a California winemaking expression, and similar of the elegant French Burgundian Chardonnays. The vintage exemplifies the style of wine we strive to achieve at SOLITUDE. The acidity is lively and balanced, with concentrated fruit notes (apples, pears and tropical fruit) prominent above a creamy flavor resulting from malolactic fermentation plus time on the lees. Barrel fermented in French oak barrels adds cinnamon and pleasant toastiness on the palate. The wine finishes with diverse long-lasting smooth flavors. It has excellent balance of fruit with natural acidity from beginning to finish.

Grapes Sangiacomo Family Vineyards - 100%
Carneros appellation - 100%
Harvest Sept. 16 to October 3, 2014
Brix 24.6° average
Fermentation 100% barrel fermentation
Alcohol 14.2% by volume
Bottling August 5, 2015
Production 2,322 cases (12x750ml)

This is my twenty-seventh vintage of making SOLITUDE Chardonnay. Over this period the wine has developed a reputation for consistency and value. All our grapes came from five different ranches within the Sangiacomo Family Vineyards located just south of the Town of Sonoma. This wine exhibits the classic character of the Carneros. Tropical fruit, ripe pear and lychee aromas are complimented by a seamless integrated mouth feel and a pleasant long-lasting smooth finish. Enjoy!

Richard Litsch
Dreyer Wine, LLC