Our second vintage of the Monterey Chardonnay has evolved, yet still saw only stainless steel and remains fresh, crisp and exuberant—exactly what we like about Chardonnay.
The cool, breezy weather of Monterey Bay allows
for a longer period of maturation which enables
the grapes more time to develop classic varietal
characteristics. This growing environment produces
a Chardonnay with aromas of orange blossom, white peach and jasmine with a bright acid structure.
The vineyards of Monterey consistently provide
ideal fruit and exemplify our winemaking goal: a
natural balance between sugar and acidity. This
vintage of the Monterey Chardonnay provided us
with yet another year to display our progression
towards a more complete wine, one which marries
brightness and energy with subtle weightiness on
the palate, providing our truest expression, thus far,
of the fruit.