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2018 Reserve Chardonnay - Carneros bottle shot
Wine Club Releases
Reserve

Chardonnay

Carneros

2018

  • Appellation: Carneros
  • Aging: 10 months in French oak barrels
  • Alcohol: 14.5
  • Blend: 100% Chardonnay
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This wine is layered and complex with balance between texture and crisp acidity. This delicate wine has flavors of baked apple pie, ripe apricot, honey, and sweet oak.

Vineyard Notes

2018 was a truly exceptional year for ripening grapes in the Carneros region. Winter started out with very little rainfall, which made growers worry that it may be another year of drought. When March arrived, however, it brought along the much-needed rainfall that helped ll the root zone, water table and some reservoirs. The vines came out of winter dormancy and began the season with ample water and abundant sunshine.

Food Pairing Notes

Pair this Chardonnay with a delicious apple spinach salad, classic chicken piccata and (our favorite) lemon pound cake.

Production Notes

With winds blowing in from the San Pablo Bay, Carneros temperatures are generally cooler and more moderate than regions further north, making it ideal for cultivating cool-loving Chardonnay grapes. The fruit for this Reserve Chardonnay is sourced from a single vineyard in the appellation, the family’s newest estate property.