Sonoma Collection Wines launches ‘Thinnings’ – Wine Industry Advisor


Low Alcohol, Less Calories, Better For You!

SONOMA, Calif. (May 28, 2021) – The family behind the La Prenda Vineyards and Sonoma Collection wines have released an early harvest wine just in time for summer called “Thinnings”. The name “thinning” refers to the practice of selectively removing bunches of grapes from vines early in the season to manage quality and harvest levels.

While tasting Chardonnay grapes in 2018, the team discovered that the grapes from our Sonoma Valley vineyards have an ideal balance of acidity and sugar at the start of the season. “We really enjoyed the clean flavors of these Chardonnay grapes as they developed. The acid and sugar were in balance and we tasted some tropical fruit flavors that we really liked. We picked right away to capture the freshness of the first days of the harvest, ”said La Prenda winemaker Michael Cox.

If your 40s makes you look for a wine that’s better for you, that light, less alcoholic wine is it. Grapes are picked early when acidity is high and sugar (Brix) levels are low, resulting in a wine that is naturally low in alcohol. It is a pure expression of Chardonnay which is not cluttered with woody or buttery (malolactic) notes. Fresh and a little shy in the aromatics, the wine opens with a little time on discreet notes of lime and melon. The wine is ultra-lively and brilliant on the palate with notes of freshly sliced ​​green apples. It truly embraces our “Wines for Lunch” philosophy.

Sonoma Collection is a family business offering sustainably farmed wines in honor of the grape growers of Sonoma Valley. Sonoma Collection was in the top ten in Wine Business Monthly’s annual hot brand ranking for 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 old and operates over 30 properties. in the Sonoma Valley, Carneros, Sonoma Mountain and Bennett Valley appellations certified Fish Friendly Farming. They ensure quality agriculture while increasingly integrating mechanization in a changing agricultural environment. For more information visit


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