With the Pacific Ocean to the west and the San Francisco Bay to the east, Marin County is on of the coolest AVAs in California. The winter temperatures are typically warmer because of the surrounding bodies of water and its heavy precipitation. This longer growing season lends itself to high quality wines with balance and natural acidity.
This 2017 Chardonnay opens with lively aromas of granny-smith apple, nutmeg and baking spices.Palate:
The creamy palate is layered with flavors of butter crust, coconut cream pie and cinnamon. This wine showcases balanced acidity and a beautiful finish.Vintage Notes:
The 2017 vintage was marked by extreme conditions that reduced crop size, starting with abundant winter rainfall and mild spring weather, which led to vigorous vines. The growing season saw three heat spikes, including one over Labor Day weekend that kicked harvest into high gear with the grapes being harvested September 15 through October 6.
Meats & Fish:Grilled Salmon or Butter Poached LobsterCheese & Nuts:light cheesesFruits & Vegetables:kewi
- Appellation: Marin County
- Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- PH: 337
- T/A: 6.0 G/L
- Production: 194 Cases
- 11 months in 100% French oak
- 33% New oak