2018 Migration Chardonnay
2018 Migration Chardonnay Lush, alluring, and beautifully balanced, this wine displays lovely stone fruit aromas, along with hints of apple and citrus. On the palate, subtle notes of French-oak-inspired vanilla and baking spice complement the generous fruit, with a beam of cool-climate acidity providing poise and finesse. The 2018 Migration Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is aromatic, alluring, and persistent. TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits aromas and flavors of ripe apple, orange peel, and wood. Enjoy it with grilled, bone-in chicken thighs.
Since our inaugural 2001 vintage of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, Migration has developed a refined and compelling style that balances vibrancy and finesse. In the years since, Migration has taken wing beyond our Anderson Valley origins as we have explored Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from California’s finest cool-climate appellations, most notably the legendary Sonoma Coast. Today, Migration works with a handful of acclaimed growers to produce a small portfolio of sought-after Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, including our flagship Sonoma Coast wines, and our coveted vineyard-designates. These sophisticated, Burgundian-varietal wines highlight lush fruit, bright acidity and balanced oak influence.
A vast appellation covering Sonoma County’s Pacific coastline, the Sonoma Coast AVA runs all the way from the Mendocino County border, south to the San Pablo Bay. The region can actually be divided into two sections—the actual coastal vineyards, marked by marine soils, cool temperatures and saline ocean breezes—and the warmer, drier vineyards further inland, which are still heavily influenced by the Pacific but not quite with same intensity.
Contained within the appellation are the much smaller Fort Ross-Seaview and Petaluma Gap AVAs.