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Sonoma Collection Wines Releases ‘Thinnings’


Low Alcohol, Lower Calorie, Better for You!

SONOMA, CA (May 28, 2021) — The family behind La Prenda Vineyards and Sonoma Collection wines has released an early harvest wine just in time for summer called ‘Thinnings’. The name ‘Thinnings’ refers to the practice of selectively removing grape clusters from the vines early in the season to manage quality and crop levels.

When tasting Chardonnay grapes in 2018 the team found the grapes from our Sonoma Valley vineyards had an ideal balance of acidity and sugar early in the season. “We really enjoyed the clean flavors of these chardonnay grapes as they developed. The acid and sugar was in balance and we tasted tropical fruit flavors we really liked. We picked right away to capture the freshness of the early days of harvest,” said La Prenda Winemaker Michael Cox.

If the quarantine has you looking for wine that is better for you, this light bodied, lower alcohol wine is it. The grapes are picked early when acid is high and sugar levels (Brix) are low, resulting in a naturally low alcohol wine. This is a pure expression of Chardonnay that is unencumbered by oak or buttery (malolactic) notes. Fresh and a bit shy in aromatics the wine opens up with a bit of time showing discreet hints of lime and green melon.  The wine is ultra-crisp and bright on the palate with notes of freshly sliced green apples. It truly encompasses our “Wines for Lunch” philosophy.

Sonoma Collection is a family-owned venture featuring sustainably farmed wines honoring Sonoma Valley grape farmers. Sonoma Collection captured a top ten spot in Wine Business Monthly’s annual Hot Brands in 2015. Other labels include Fifth Hill, La Prenda, Happy Wife, Quarantine Wife and 95476. La Prenda Vineyards Management has been in business for 13 years and farms over 30 properties in the Sonoma Valley, Carneros, Sonoma Mountain and Bennett Valley appellations that are certified Fish Friendly Farming. They provide quality farming while increasingly incorporating mechanization in a changing farming environment. For more information visit https://www.laprendavineyards.com/.

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