Pale yellow in hue, ripe tropical aromas leap from the glass with melon, pineapple, lemon zest and lychee. The mouthwatering palate is vibrant and nicely rounded, layered with flavors of crisp apple and fresh citrus, finishing with a touch of minerality to cleanse the palate for the next sip.
A tremendous vintage for Lodi, 2016 offered an amazing growing season with just enough heat during the days and cool nights to keep the grapes hanging until peak ripeness. The quality for white wines coming from Lodi were exceptional, with flavorful, balanced grape clusters. The grapes were harvested earlier than usual, then transported back to the winery to be destemmed, crushed and pressed before fermentation. After fermentation, the wine was then cold stabilized in stainless steel with no oak influences. A touch of mixed white varietals was then blended in to provide a deeper layer of aromas and flavors.
Bright and versatile, this Unoaked Chardonnay can be enjoyed on its own or served with light appetizers. For heartier fare, pair with a Caesar salad with grilled chicken, a bay scallop pan roast, or a mushroom and brie pizza.
2% Mixed Whites
3% North Coast
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