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
Blue Lifestyle
2017 vintage
Harvest Note
2017 started out similar to the previous year with an abundance of rainfall followed by balmy spring, allowing for a gradual start to the season. As the season progressed, vines were fortunate to not have any frost damage and the temperatures rose leading to a great harvest. Cool mornings and warm days allowed for adequate cluster development followed by late rains, leaving the grapes to optimal brix levels. Extended hang time allowed for mature, ripe fruit with balanced acidity levels and well-developed flavors.
Tasting Note
Elegant and well-balanced, our 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
Enjoy this lovely wine with cooked shellfish, creamy risotto or a bed of spring vegetables.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
PH: 3.57
ACIDITY: 0.52 g/100ml
ABV: 13.1%
AGING: 3 months in a combination of stainless steel and oak barrels
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

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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