- Wine Type
- 100% Chardonnay
- Santa Barbara County
- 0.64 g/100ml
These grapes were grown in the white sandy soils at Mormann Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills appellation. The poor water retention and excellent drainage of these sandy soils lead to smaller berries, fewer clusters and more intense grapes that produce more intense wine.
Fermentation: The grapes were picked in the cool morning and immediately pressed. After chilling and settling the juice, the clear juice was racked into French oak barrels and fermented at a cool temperature to preserve the fresh fruit flavors while gaining roundness during barrel fermentation. 100% malo-lactic fermentation.
Cooperage / Aging: The wine was aged for 4 months in 1-4 year old French oak barrels.
Color: medium straw
Aromas: tropical, citrus with floral notes
Palate: fresh tropical fruit flavors, rich mouthfeel, long fruit finish