Wild Thing Chardonnay 2021

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Averge Brix at Harvest:


Total Acidity:
0.56 gm/100ml


Cases Produced:
1142 cases

Bottling Date:
May 11, 2022

Fact Sheet

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!

Winemaker Notes:

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!

Harvest Date:

September 14, 2021

Average TA/pH at Harvest:

0.62 gm/100ml pH 3.34

Fermentation Characteristics:

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.

Cellar Storage/Aging:

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

Release Date:

May 17, 2022