CHARDONNAY

Brimming with citrus, pears, lush floral notes and a touch of butter. It’s a very well-balanced wine with great texture, intense fruity aromatics and ample acidity.

$24.00

FACT SHEET
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Download our 2016 Chardonnay fact sheet here.

TASTING NOTES

These Chardonnay grapes were grown along the rolling hills of Sonoma County vineyards. The cold, foggy mornings slowly ripened the grapes, capturing the essence of this varietal: great texture, intense fruity aromatics, and ample acidity.

FOOD PAIRING

Late summer vegetables such as red peppers, corn, butternut squash, and pumpkin.

Salmon fish cakes and fish pâtés and lightly cooked shellfish such as crab and prawns.

Mild poultry and pork dishes with asparagus.

Risottos, cream-based vegetable soups, rich sauces and other dishes with a silky texture.

S T O R Y    O F    T H E    W I N E

The fruit for our Chardonnay is grown in vineyards between the Russian River and the Sonoma Coast. The coastal influence provides the right balance of acidity, texture, softness, and length. Fruit is harvested by hand at night and is immediately taken to the winery for gentle pressing. The juice is transferred to both neutral barrels and new barrels after settling overnight to start its fermentation. The wine is then aged in neutral barrels and stainless steel tanks for 11 months before going to bottle.

  • “a great taste of the freshness of Sonoma without the sticker shock”

    Wine Enthusiast
  • "downright brilliant"

    On the Trail, David Driscoll
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