Replica Retrofit Chardonnay 2018
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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.
Known for elegant wines that combine power and finesse, Carneros is set in the rolling hills that straddle the southernmost parts of both Sonoma and Napa counties. The cooling winds from the abutting San Pablo Bay, combined with lots of midday California sunshine, create an ideal environment for producing wines with a perfect balance of crisp acidity and well-ripened fruit.
This cooler pocket of California lends itself to growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Carneros is an important source of sparkling wines made in the style of Champagne as well.
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.