Paris Valley Road California Chardonnay 2019
The Stoller family's history and dedication of farming prestigious, award-winning vineyards spans decades showcasing the true expression of each vineyard in every bottle. Paris Valley Road, nestled along a meandering avenue is the oldest of these storied vineyards.
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Dedicated to sharing the beauty of California wines, Paris Valley Road represents wines grown primarily on the southern Monterey Coast, just 35 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Planted on the highest peak of chalky soils, both the French and European vines planted here produce fruit that results in wines with intensity and unique minerality.
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.