Replica Knockoff Chardonnay 2015
Replica is committed to protecting our natural environment and supports the fight against colony collapse due to human activity - all while making wine of exceptional quality. Through replication of the natural winemaking and farming practices of the past, we are able to craft naturally sophisticated wines with classic, fruit-forward California flavor profiles. We are taking the steps needed to change the modern farming industry by crafting only the purest, natural wines without the use of harmful pesticides (like neonicotinoids) or additives.
We believe that wine should taste the way that Mother Nature intended - without any human interference. Replica aims to bottle only the flavors found in nature through the natural expression of fruit - allowing us to produce only wine in its purest form.
The Xerces Society is a non-profit environmental organization that focuses on the conservation of invertebrates considered to be essential to biological diversity and ecosystem health. The name is in honor of the extinct California butterfly, the Xerces blue.
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.