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Chardonnay

Chardonnay

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About this Wine

Vineyards

Arroyo Seco literally translates to “Dry Riverbed,” but this small appellation in the center of Monterey County’s Salinas Valley is an oasis of viticulture.

Famous for growing Chardonnay grapes full of tropical fruit and refreshing acidity, Arroyo Seco’s mix of gravelly and sandy loam soils develops complexity. The warm midday sun reflects off large river stones, absorbing heat during the day and radiating that heat in the evening, preventing the vines from freezing during frigid nights. Afternoons bring cool winds from Monterey Bay, refreshing the vines, intensifying the fruit flavors and allowing the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly.

Winemaking

Stainless steel fermentation; 6 months barrel aging in 100% American oak.

Winemaker's Notes

This creamy, layered Chardonnay features aromas of crème brulee, golden apples and toasted marshmallows. The palate reveals tropical fruit and pineapple flavors complemented by a velvety texture and rich, buttery finish.

Pairings

Herb-crusted halibut with minted sweet pea purée, or a spread of mild, semi-soft goat and cow’s milk cheeses.

Accolades

Wine Specs

Appellation:
Arroyo Seco
Alcohol:
14.5%
TA:
0.56
pH:
3.56
RS:
.25%

Current Vintage Accolades – 2016

  • Bronze Medal

    TEXSOM International Wine Awards