These Chardonnay grapes were discovered in several cool climate growing regions in California. Each area has been able to lend unique flavor components and structure to the final blend. Grapes were harvested during the cooler night and morning hours to preserve the fruit’s delicate flavors. After a gentle pressing, the must was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with Burgundian yeasts. A small portion of the blend underwent malolactic fermentation adding a creamy note and softening the mouthfeel.

89 Points
Wine Spectator
2015 vintage
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San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2015 vintage
Harvest Note
California was blessed by a stellar vintage in 2015. In spite of drought conditions, light yields and a very early harvest, quality is exceptional. A mild winter fostered an early bud break and bloom, however, unseasonably cold spring temperatures followed which resulted in smaller berries and grape clusters. The warm and dry summer days hastened ripening and growers began picking in late July with all grapes in by the end of September – a very compact harvest season. White varietals showcase elegant aromatics and bright acidic structure.
Tasting Note
Elegant and well-balanced, The Seeker Chardonnay offers aromas of ripe pineapple, golden apple, Anjou pear and guava with hints of vanilla and baking spice. These lovely characteristics flow through to the palate leading to a crisp and refreshing finish.
Food Pairing
Treat yourself to a glass after a long hard day or enjoy with a smoked chicken salad with apples and walnuts a four-cheese pizza or grilled shrimp kabobs.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: California
PH: 3.44
ACIDITY: 0.55 g/100ml
ABV: 13.8%
Unique Selling Points
  • 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

Chardonnay
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.
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