/ Central Coast
Twisted Paso Chardonnay is made from a blend of the Santa Margarita Vineyard and the McCall Vineyard. The Santa Margarita Vineyard is the southern most in the Paso Robles AVA that gets a much stronger fog and cool ocean effects than the rest of the region. The McCall Vineyard is on the eastside of Paso Robles, and produces rich, dense Chardonnay. The combination of these different styles is what makes Twisted Paso Chardonnay unique.
2015 was a rather extreme drought vintage leading to early ripening of Chardonnay. Picking fruit that has not hung for too long creates great fruit-forward flavors with plenty of the vital acidity Chardonnay needs for structure and balance. This acidity balanced with the rich golden ripeness of the skins creates a best of both worlds style of Chardonnay.
An extremely tropical nose is coupled with a golden color, which indicates a Chardonnay allowed to reach a proper stage of ripeness. Full and rich on the palate with just a hint of toasty oak, it is balanced by a wonderful blast of bright acidity that keeps the finish clean and refreshing.
This is a perfect wine for intricate meals of salad topped with grilled chicken or fish.
APPELLATION: Paso Robles
ACIDITY: 6.17 g/l
points of distinction
- Made with fruit from two vineyards within Paso Robles. One gets strong fog and cool ocean effects, the other is on the eastside and produces rich, dense Chardonnay.
- The combine for a well balanced, unique Chardonnay.
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.
– Jason Joyce, Winemaker
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