Winery Tasting Notes: Aromas of stone and citrus fruit, rounded out by tropical fruit framed by light spicy notes from the barrel aging. These flavours continue on the palate with a complex minerality framed by a full round mid palate and a refreshing crisp finish.
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 13.1%
Cases Produced: 650
Winemaker Name: Gustav Allander
Maturity: Drink Now – 2025
Pairings: Grilled Bockwurst with peppers and onions,sharp cheeses, Rosemary Chicken
Fun Facts: The Winemaker’s philosophy is to create the most natural and expressive wines California can offer. “I believe in allowing the fruit to fully reveal itself in the wines, encouraging the personality and terroir of the vineyards, while showcasing itself to the fullest extent. Thus, allowing the wines to be true to their nature and bringing harmony to the bottle.” The fruit was allowed to macerate on the skins for 24 hours to add body and elevate the aromatics and was fermented separately from the whole cluster pressed fruit. Fermentation took place in 25% new and 75% used Francois Freres oak barrels, including one 500L Puncheon and inoculated and fermented using cultured and native yeasts.
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