Residual Sugar: 0.4%
Oak: Aged 6 months French Oak, 20% New
Composition: 85% Chardonnay, 15% Vermentino
Our 2022 Chardonnay opens with swirls of honeydew melon and bosc pear. As the wine begins to breathe, more defined notes begin to emerge with traces of jasmine, honeysuckle and white stone fruit harmoniously framing a crisp, clean texture.
Our Chardonnay is unique in that we age on oak, while suppressing the secondary (malo-lactic) fermentation. This allows us to accentuate the natural flavors in the wine with oak, rather than the buttery notes present in a "ML" chardonnay. The french oak used lends some creamy vanilla notes, that balance nicely against crisp, green apple notes, making our Chardonnay a little lighter bodied than most California Chardonnays, while retaining good typicity.
Food Pairing Ideas:
Salmon, Chicken Marsala, Fettuccine Carbonara