Nose

Aromas of lemon zest followed by subtle undertones of apricot, minerals and baking spices.

Palate

Bright tangerine, apricot, and citrus come through on the palate giving way to baked pear in the mid to back palate. The vibrant acidity has subtle layers of almonds that linger in the clean but lengthy finish.

Growing Conditions

aCrisp Chardonnay is sourced from vineyards in the cool climates of Northern California. In 2015, a mild winter and spring caused early bud break and an early harvest. High temperatures lead to low yields creating dense, high-quality grapes allowing our winemaker, Shawna Miller, to produce a crisp and clean chardonnay.

Winemaking

The chardonnay grapes were whole-cluster pressed, settled for juice clarity, and then barrel fermented. The wine went through the traditional Burgundian secondary malolactic fermentation.

Aging

50% was aged in a selection of neutral oak barrels for 12 months while the rest was aged in stainless steel.