Carneros, CA- A bold, unfiltered, rich, buttery style Chardonnay. Well-executed, and with flavors of fig, apricot and smoky overtones. Finishes with a rich burst of flavors emerging on the long, mouth filling finish.
Sonoma-Loeb’s story begins 25 years ago with then U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, John Loeb. He fell in love with wine and began growing Chardonnay and Pinot noir in the Russian River Valley and the Alexander Valley. A nod to his diplomatic past, the label features a coat of arms bestowed on him by the Queen of Denmark and the Queen of England.
Phillip Titus has been making wines for Sonoma-Loeb since he was just out of college in 1990. Over the years he’s made many highly rated wines using state-of-the-art facilities and a traditional approach. Phillip embodies the saying found on the wine’s label: "Voluntas est Via," meaning where there’s a will there’s a way.
Carneros straddles the southernmost portions of the Sonoma and Napa valleys and lies north of the San Pablo Bay (an offshoot of the San Francisco Bay). Bay winds and fog, created when warm inland air meets cool sea air, keep temperatures relatively low, making this California wine region perfect for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.