2019 Estate Chardonnay
Our 2019 vintage is a fresh and fruity Chardonnay mellowed by an integrated richness from sur-lie aging. Bright tropical aromas are joined by vanilla aromatics that follow through to the palate. With a balance between the fruit notes and fresh creamery butter, it is a pleasing style with both richness and freshness.
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
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 2019 growing season brought above-average winter rainfall that transitioned into a mildly-cold and wet early spring. The first sign of bud-break was slightly later than prior years, however, with a very warm April our vines responded with rapid growth. May arrived with a strong winter-like storm dropping between two and three inches of rain causing fast growing canopies that required leaf pulling and trimming to open the vine for even ripening. Verasion progressed steadily to harvest which began at the end of July and continued through October, where on average there was moderate daytime warmth and cool evenings that helped retain the winegrapes’ freshness.
Cheese: Asiago / Meat: Pork, Halibut / Sauce: Cream Based / Dessert: Vanilla