These Chardonnay grapes were discovered in cool-climate growing regions of California, from the Central Coast to the Delta Region of the Sacramento River. The variety of vineyards and growing areas provide a tapestry of flavor, together creating a balanced, complex and harmonious wine. The blend is produced in a family-owned winery with state-of-the-art solar and water conservation technology. Grapes were harvested during cooler night and morning hours to highlight the crisp citrus flavors. After crushing, the must was fermented for up to 12 days at cool temperatures, around 15°C (60°F), in stainless steel tanks. A small portion of the blend underwent malolactic fermentation, adding a silkiness and body to the wine. Gewürztraminer was blended in to add floral notes and richness.
Light scents of citrus and floral. Flavors of ripe pineapple, golden apple and Anjou pear are balanced by citrus notes and a smooth, creamy finish.
A harmonious wine, perfect for smoked chicken salad, four-cheese pizza, fried delights and spicy foods, devious dalliances and musical mayhem.
points of distinction
- 95% Chardonnay and 5% Gewürztraminer sourced from cool-climate regions in California
- Vinified in stainless steel, with complexity and richness from aging on the lees
- Lower Carbon Footprint: solar and water conservation in the winery, lightweight glass, and local sustainable printer
- Screw cap closure is practical, environmentally friendly and well-suited for wines meant to be enjoyed on release
about the grape +
Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
– Wolfgang Masterssen
"No stealthy midnight melody would be complete without its impressions of citrus and florals."