Chloe Chardonnay 2018
Chloe Sonoma County Chardonnay is a rich, sophisticated wine with ripe flavors of fresh citrus, apple and pear with notes of creamy butter followed by soft hints of vanilla and toasted oak. The resulting wine is exceptionally well-balanced with sophisticated intensity, a creamy mid-palate and an unforgettable, silky finish.
The Chloe Wine Collection is created for sophisticated wine enthusiasts who appreciate all things extraordinary and timeless. Specially crafted by winemaker Georgetta Dane, the iconic wines of the Chloe Wine Collection offer the structure and depth of exceptional fruit from some of the world’s preeminent wine growing regions. Named after the ancient word “blooming,” Chloe wines are radiant and burgeoning with beautiful aromas and luxurious flavors.
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.