2016 Chardonnay

2016 Chardonnay
Monterey

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$22.00
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SKU: VRCHM16

We select our Chardonnay fruit from our Mistral Vineyard in Monterey County, where its proximity to the bay and Pacific breezes create the perfect environment for this cool climate grape. The grapes were picked early in the morning and immediately delivered to the winery. The fruit was pressed and the juice was then chilled down to 45° F for 48 hours to allow the sediment to settle. Afterwards, the juice was racked to stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels for fermentation. The wine was then aged on its lees for six months to increase complexity and rich mouthfeel.

Enjoy now through 2021.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Bright, golden straw
  • Aroma: Golden apple and honey with hints of lemon and caramel
  • Taste: Full-bodied with flavors of apple and caramel leading into a rich finish
Other Notes
"An expressive cool climate Chardonnay" — Kevin Willenborg, Winemaker
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Monterey
Harvest Date
Sep. 22, 2016
Aging
Stainless steel and French oak barrels
Alcohol %
14.9