Steiner Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain, CA
What we love
Owner and winemaker Tim Telli produced just 75 cases of this critically acclaimed 2016 Chardonnay. Planted nearly 40 years ago, Steiner Vineyard sits 1,000 feet above sea level where foggy mornings and consistent cool breezes keep grapes balanced and bright. The 2017 Chardonnay is aged in 33% new oak, giving way to a gorgeously aromatic and textured wine, full of stone fruit, citrus, and light creamy notes. Concentrated and lingering, it’s a lovely example of Sonoma County Chardonnay.
About this Wine
Perfect with rich vegetable and seafood dishes, creamy pasta sauces, and roasted chicken. Betwixt’s textured gem will show its best side if decanted for 30 minutes. Serve slightly above fridge temperature to heighten its aromatics and fruity profile. Enjoy!
Drink now through 2024. 93 points, Wine Advocate.
- Technical Data
- Blend: 100% Chardonnay
- Alcohol: 14.5% | pH: 3.31
- Winemaking: 100% Wente Hyde Selection clone, favored by Betwixt for its tiny berried clusters and great acidity. Native fermentation. 17 months in 33% new French oak. Unfined and unfiltered.
Owner + Winemaker
Tim Telli is a talented “urban winemaker” sourcing premium grapes from around California and turning them into wine in San Francisco’s Mission District, where he also lives with his family.
His Betwixt label is a recent, and very exciting, discovery for us.
An Englishman now devoted to Northern California wine, Tim Telli’s Betwixt label is dedicated to low intervention winemaking that underlines time and place. Tim believes in minimal intervention in the wine making process; his wines go through native fermentation, aren't racked till right before bottling, and are bottled unfined and unfiltered.
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