Wild Thing Chardonnay 2023

Price: $24.00
Averge Brix at Harvest:
22.1° Brix


Total Acidity:
0.55 gm/100ml


Cases Produced:
754 cases

Bottling Date:
April 22-23, 2024

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:

October 6, 2023

Average TA/pH at Harvest:

0.83 gm/100ml pH 3.26

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 100% went thru malo-lactic fermentation.


78% Chardonnay, 22% Viognier


78% Dry Creek Valley - Sustainably Grown Sonoma County, 17% Mendocino Co, 5% Central Coast.

Release Date:

June 1, 2024