Part of the Saxon Brown family
see Saxon Brown
Etre Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 2015 organic farming
93 Points, Wine Spectator: “2013 Etre Chardonnay is fermented in stainless steel tanks with the lees, which adds complexity and richness to the abundant fruit carried by fresh acidity.”
Part of the Saxon Brown wine family and made by Gaffner, the Etre label (from Raison D’Etre, or reason for being) is owned by his partner Tracey Walker. With outstanding fruit sources (75% Sangiacomo, 25% Durell), this lush and mouth- filling Chardonnay is cold-fermented very slowly for months in stainless tanks sur lie, with battonage for richness, although no malolactic conversion and no oak. Styled after Chablis, it shows more richness, roundness and persistence than expected. A delicious Value. 500 cases.