Auspicion Chardonnay 2018
Auspicion Chardonnay shows great fruit character, finesse, and fullness in the palate. Flavors of ripe pineapple, golden apple, and Anjou pear are balanced by citrus notes and a smooth, creamy finish. Vinified in stainless steel, the wine underwent partial malolactic fermentation before bottling, adding a touch of creaminess. A crisp, light-bodied wine meant to be enjoyed young on its own or with light-fare.
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Auspicion captures attention with its dynamically ornate elements of mystery and mysticism. The Archeometer, which at the core of the beautifully detailed design, illustrates the “mystical connection between all things”. Auspicion symbolizes everyone’s unique individuality – Which collectively, reflects a complex and rewarding experience with each glass of Auspicion.
Fresh and fruit-forward selections are produced using grapes sourced from the finest vineyards across central and northern California. Auspicion features popular varietals that are sure to delight every consumer palate. Brought to you by the Opici family, this collection embodies their tradition of delivering top quality wines at an excellent value.
California’s most praised white wine, Chardonnay is also the state’s most planted white grape variety. Diverse terrain and microclimates allow for an incredible range of wine styles.
Chardonnay planted in the cooler, coastal zones takes on bright characteristics like lemon zest, key lime, green apple and wet flint. For this style, look to the chilly Sonoma Coast, Carneros, Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Lucia Highlands and Edna Valley.
The inland zones of California’s coast, such as the Russian River, Sonoma, Napa and Livermore Valleys maintain a more Goldilocks-esque climate where both styles go. Early picking retains acidity and creates a leaner style but leaving the grapes to hang creates an approachable Chardonnay, balancing richness and finesse.
Chardonnay also plays a major part in the sparkling wine production of the Anderson Valley and Carneros.