2020 CHARDONNAY Winemaker Select
Brand new wine, just released!
Our dry, naked Winemaker Select Chardonnay displays classic mineral notes and hints of citrus on a bright juicy background, and a long, satisfying finish. Very limited quantity.
The hot and very dry 2020 growing season bestowed on us a smaller-than-usual harvest but some wonderfully ripe and inspiring Chardonnay grapes. We found several very small lots that were beautifully suited to a “naked” style Chardonnay: primary fermentation in stainless steel and no malolactic (secondary) conversion. After extensive blending trials of the various lots, the result was a wine of distinction, the simplest and truest possible expression of the variety, vineyard and vintage.
Food Pairing Ideas: A perfect accompaniment to cheese trays (especially classic creamy cheeses like Brie and Camembert); salads with Caesar or vinegar-based dressings, with or without chicken or feta; sushi, shellfish, or white fish.