Replica Retrofit Chardonnay 2015
Blend: 90% Chardonnay, 8% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Other Blend
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.
Reaching up California's coastline and into its valleys north of San Francisco, the North Coast AVA includes six counties: Marin, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake. While Napa and Sonoma enjoy most of the glory, the rest produce no shortage of quality wines in an intriguing and diverse range of styles.
Climbing up the state's rugged coastline, the chilly Marin County, just above the City and most of Sonoma County, as well as Mendocino County on the far north end of the North Coast successfully grow cool-climate varieties like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and in some spots, Riesling. Inland Lake County, on the other hand, is considerably warmer, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc produce some impressive wines with affordable price tags.
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.