2018 CHARDONNAY - ESTATE
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Cases produced: 243
Retail Price: $27
Production: Stainless Steel fermentation
Harvest was very early in the morning of Sept. 14, 2018 so the grapes were delivered to the winery while still cold. They were immediately crushed, allowed to settle for 3 days and then inoculated with “cross evolution” yeast and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel. Using the stainless-steel tanks allowed for a long slow fermentation of 17 days, which produced a flavorful wine reflective of the chardonnay fruit. After aging, and partial malolactic fermentation the wine was bottled on February 25, 2019.
Winemaker Notes: Our 2018 Chardonnay is a silky, elegant, extremely lightly oaked wine. It begins with notes of melon and apple layered with a hint of pear. Flavors are of apple, pear and honeysuckle. The finish is fresh and crisp showing mandarin orange and mineral, with just a touch of vanilla. Ample acidity provides a lively, bright, and lingering finish.
Food Pairing: Excellent served with mild cheeses, such as brie, or with chicken, most shellfish, and pasta salads. Our 2018 Chardonnay would be an excellent complement to crab cakes.