On the palate, the same fruit flavors are apparent with the added touch of vanilla oak and creaminess from sur-lie aging. With a combination of crisp acidity and a bit of richness, it is a refreshing yet savory wine.
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Awards & Accolades
92 Points, Gold, Best Buy
2016 Beverage Testing Institute
2016 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
2016 Sunset International Wine Competition
2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Our Estate Grown Chardonnay Vineyards in the Clarksburg Appellation consistently create unique tropical fruit flavors. With the cold evenings and breezy afternoons, the conditions are ideal for perfect acid, pH balance, and strong fruit flavors.
The heavy rains in December 2014 coupled with sporadic spring storms slightly eased the early season vine stress due to California’s ongoing drought conditions. Warm windy days and cooler than average nights in April and May led to slow crop development as well as small berry and cluster sizes. We did see warmer than average temperatures in June and typical July weather that resulted in an early, intense harvest with lower yields on average. The season began almost three weeks ahead of normal and was completed by the end of September. Throughout the season, we worked hard to keep up with the fast paced harvest to deliver winegrapes at the optimal time with our winemaking team loving the
concentrated colors and fruit flavors.