2015 Small Lot Eric's Chardonnay
This unoaked Chardonnay is a favored style of Fourth Generation Winegrower, Eric Wente. It is clear and bright with medium weight and intriguing minerality. This wine exhibits aromas of lemon zest, green apple, white peach and pineapple with hints of jasmine and mandarin orange. An excellent balance between fruit and acidity make this wine refreshing and food friendly.
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Our Small Lot wines are hand-harvested from carefully selected blocks that are estate grown and certified sustainable. With an east-west valley orientation,the site gets warm days and cool nights that are influenced by fog and breezes from the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean. The grapes are handpicked and sorted at harvest in order to ensure premium quality.
Primary fermentation was completed cold in stainless steel tanks to retain the fruit’s delicate aromatics and flavors.
The wine was aged sur lie for 4 months in stainless steel tanks.