100 Nails Ranch Chardonnay 2019
100 Nails Ranch Chardonnay exudes a lemon citrus core with pear and crisp apple matched with an integrated hint of brioche and toast. With a focused purity in acidity, and a rounded mouthfeel, the finish
is elegant and lingering.
Enjoy with salads, vegetarian entrées, roasted chicken, fresh seafood, and farmhouse cheeses.
What can you build with 100 nails? Structure? Possibly. Balance? With the proper skills, the answer is yes. What about exceptional balance with a well-structured palate? Well that might require something special. Vision. Passion. Craft. And just the right amount of grit. We are a distinctive collection of varietal wines, produced and bottled from California's finest growing regions. Hand crafted by Master Enologist Tom Hinde and his world-class team.
Home to a diverse array of smaller AVAs with varied microclimates and soil types, Sonoma County has something for every wine lover. Physically twice as large as Napa Valley, the region only produces about half the amount of wine but boasts both tremendous quality and variety. With its laid-back atmosphere and down-to-earth attitude, the wineries of Sonoma are appreciated by wine tourists for their friendliness and approachability. The entire county intends to become a 100% sustainable winegrowing region by 2019.
Grape varieties are carefully selected to reflect the best attributes of their sites—Dry Creek Valley’s consistent sunshine is ideal for Zinfandel, while the warm Alexander Valley is responsible for rich, voluptuous Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are important throughout the county, most notably in the cooler AVAs of Russian River, Sonoma Coast and Carneros. Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah have also found a firm footing here.
One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.