Varietal: Chardonnay 2011
Tasting Date Price: $9.99
Rating: WE 2011 83
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
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Visual Aspect: Golden apple color.
Nose: Freshly cut apple aromas layered w/ roasted nuts & stone fruit.
Palate: Bright citrus flavors give way to richer butterscotch & guava notes.
Food Pairing: Pair with grilled tuna or chicken
Chardonnay, blended w/Chenin Blanc, Colombard & Riesling
Our Chardonnay vineyard sites were specifically chosen for their tropical nature. Cool Santa Barbara grown grapes provide crisp, citrus texture. The Lodi grown grapes give this wine rich and juicy tropical flair. The unusually cool California summer allowed for maximum flavor development for this vintage. The warmer area grapes were harvested mid-September, whereas the coastal fruit languished in the fall weather until early October. This wine would pair very well with grilled tuna or chicken.