|Our fruitis sourced from prime vineyard sites throughout the North Coast, Central Coast, Clarksburg and Lodi growing areas. The warm California sunshine gives the Chardonnay its ripe tropical notes and lush mouthfeel while the cooling influence from the coast maintains bright acids and crisp citrus notes. The fruit from the cooler climate Monterey vineyards gives the green-apple aromas and a crisp backbone to the wine.
To craft a balanced and expressive Chardonnay, Winemaker Jason Dodge began by gently pressing the grapes and placing the juice in stainless steel tanks for fermentation. All of the wine went through complete malolactic fermentation, imparting a rich, creamy mouthfeel. Extended less aging in the tank and barrels, with regular stirring, added weight, depth and complexity. Before bottling, small amounts of Viognier were blended in the wine to boost floral characters.