This is a beautifully balanced, full-bodied Chardonnay with ripe red apple flavors that integrate perfectly with intense vanilla and complex butter flavors. With a crisp mouth feel and smooth finish, this is a wonderful example of Livermore Valley Chardonnay.
Wine Color: White
Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Livermore, San Francisco Bay
Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
Residual Sugar: Dry
This Chardonnay comes from vineyards that were farmed to The Nth Degree. Each vine received at least 15 passes whereby leaves, shoots, and clusters were removed to ensure that the only clusters that remained were of the highest quality. The water was managed so that the vines were perfectly balanced with the correct amount of growth to fully ripen the berries for the optimal level of flavor. The grapes were hand-harvested into halfton bins in the early morning.
The blend was barrel fermented in a combination of French, American, European, and neutral oak.
This Chardonnay was aged for 16 months in a combination of French, American, European, and neutral oak.