Acero is the Spanish word for steel and refers to the fact that this wine has never seen any oak. Especially selected for
fruit intensity and aromatics, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel to capture the purity of the flavors. After
completing malolactic fermentation, the wine is kept in the tank until bottling in early summer.
The signature aromas are the fragrant notes of Meyer lemon and tapioca pudding from the Rued clone, harmoniously
combined with the classic, delicate flavors of Golden Delicious apple and white peach from the See clone. On the palate
the wine is fresh and lively, full flavored but with a very dry finish that makes it an ideal companion to food.
"A terrific Chardonnay, brilliantly structured, with a crisply acidic minerality undergirding rich flavors of pineapple brûlée, ripe white peach, gingerbread and creamy lees. Addictively good despite being entirely unoaked. Now through 2011. "
"Crisp, flinty and full-bodied, with the focus on pleasantly earthy citrus, lemon and nectarine fruit, along with hints of green apple. Ends with a long finish that turns creamy without losing structure. There's no oak. Drink now through 2012. 2,090 cases made. "