Carol’s Chardonnay is our golden-haired wild child, an exuberant and delectable mouthful of joy. Sourced from her estate vineyard in Dry Creek Valley, this vivacious white wine is a classic California Chardonnay with a delicate balance of richness and acidity to please all of you “Wild Things” out there… Remember, you are what you drink!
Tropical fruits like pineapple and a bit of guava, green apple, oak spice. Soft creamy mouthfeel, punctuated by bright acidity and a crisp finish. Walks the line between pure stainless steel fermented, leaner Chardonnay and the fat, buttery barrel-fermented style. Very food compatible with chicken, pork or fish!
- September 14, 2021
Average TA/pH at Harvest:
- 0.62 gm/100ml pH 3.34
- Whole Cluster pressed, settled and racked to barrels. Barrel-fermented, hand inoculated barrel by barrel with 6 yeast strains plus 20% wild yeast (uninoculated). Stirred weekly sur lie for six months (until the end of March). 100% went through malo-lactic fermentation.
- 100% spent 7 months in barrels. 10% 1-year-old French oak and 90% 3+ year old French oak.
- 90% Chardonnay, plus 5% Viognier, 5% Roussanne
- Dry Creek Valley - Sustainably Grown, Sonoma County
- May 17, 2022