2022 Chalk Hill Chardonnay
Our 2022 Chardonnay is a harmonious blend of crisp acidity and creamy texture. Delicate notes of green apple and citrus intertwine with hints of vanilla and subtle oak, creating a beautifully balanced palate. The result is a wine with a lively freshness complemented by a nuanced richness, showcasing the unique character of the Chalk Hill terroir. Enjoy the vibrant fruit flavors and lingering, slightly creamy finish that make this Chardonnay a delightful and expressive choice.
Our 2021 Chardonnay is from the Sonoma Foothill Vineyard in the Chalk Hill AVA in Windsor. Our block contains Dijon clones 76, 95, and 96. After harvest, the fruit was sorted, then pressed whole-cluster using a Vaslin Bucher Bladder press for minimal oxygen exposure.
After pressing, the juice was cold-settled for three days, then inoculated with a proprietary yeast blend, and fermented in 50% new and 50% once-used French oak barrels. The wine also went through a partial malolactic conversion and was stirred sur lies to enhance the structure and body.