Light straw in color, this 2018 unoaked chardonnay has aromas of poached pear, Fuji apple and jasmine with a just a hint of fresh-baked brioche. The aromas translate wonderfully to the palate; exuding flavors of pineapple, tart lemon, grapefruit and crisp green apple. A touch of minerality complements the lasting finish.
An excellent harvest for the Lodi appellation, fruit from the 2018 harvest was able to ripen to perfection while maintaining bright, natural acidity in the vineyards. Much of this chardonnay was sourced from two Lodi vineyards, with the remaining 9% being cool-climate chardonnay from Clarksburg. The fruit from Clarksburg added a touch of minerality and pineapple nuances. This wine was kept on natural lees in stainless steel to add greater depth.
Pair this unoaked chardonnay with a cheese board of Manchego, Parmesan or aged Gouda, sliced apple or green grapes and water crackers.
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