This wine was made from grapes grown at the Arroyo Loma Vineyard in King City within Monterey by famed Central Coast grower Steve McIntyre. The vineyard is sustainable and farmed organically, but not certified. The grapes were picked cool at night, whole cluster pressed and barrel fermented on the natural lees and put through 100% malo-lactic. It was aged in barrel and stirred over 9 months.
VARIETAL: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Monterey, CA
ALCOHOL: 13.73% TA: 6.01g/L pH: 3.59 ML: 100%
On the palate the wine explodes with generous tropical flavors from mango to passionfruit and then wrapped up in creamy custard flavors. The acidity shines through the creamy texture and demonstrating the optimal acidity that cool climate Monterey grapes possess. The finish is long with silky vanillin, clove, guava and papaya and finishes with baked banana custard flavors. The finish is long with silky elegance and lingering acidity.
UPC 7 59198 00114 5