Wild Thing Chardonnay 2022

Price: $24.00
Averge Brix at Harvest:
24.4 Brix


Total Acidity:
0.63 gm/100ml


Cases Produced:
743 cases

Bottling Date:
May 2, 2023

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 15, 2022

Average TA/pH at Harvest:

TA 0.60 gm/100ml, pH 3.38

Fermentation Characteristics:

Whole Cluster pressed, settled and racked to barrels. All Barrel-fermented, hand inoculated barrel by barrel with 6 yeast strains plus 20% wild yeast (uninoculated). Stirred weekly sur lie for six months (till early March). About 50% went thru malo-lactic fermentation.


82% Chardonnay, plus 10% Roussanne, 8% Viognier


82% Dry Creek Valley - Sustainably Grown Sonoma County, 18% Central Coast.

Release Date:

May 15, 2023