Our Chardonnay is picked at the peak of ripeness during night and is brought coldto the winery in the very early hours. Grapes are loaded directly to press and allowed to cold settle for 48 hours before racking directly to small French Oak barrels. Grapes are then fermented to dryness where they go through secondary malolactic fermentation in the barrel. We stir the lees once a week during the aging process to build mouthfeel and richness.
Appellation notes: Monterey County has a cool, maritime climate with morning fog and cool breezes that moderate the daytime temperatures. This climate is ideal for growing grapes that produce balanced, flavorful wines.
Flavor profile: Aromas of golden apple and lemon peel with hints of sweet vanilla and spice. Rich and creamy mouthfeel with balanced acidity and lingering finish.
Food pairing: Seafood, Soup, Fontina, Pear Tart, Ceaser Salad
- Aging: French Oak Barrel
- 12 Months
- Alc. by Vol: 13.5%
- PH: 3.45
- TA: 6.0 g/L