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 15, 2022
Average TA/pH at Harvest:
- TA 0.60 gm/100ml, pH 3.38
- 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.
- May 15, 2023