2022 Estate Chardonnay

The Estate Chardonnay is an exciting new addition to our portfolio. In 2022 winemaker TJ Evans chose to marry grapes from two great Chardonnay sites; Entre Amis Vineyard and Estate Vineyard surrounding the Château, to create this beautiful example of Carneros Chardonnay. The Calera clone grapes of Entre Amis Vineyard lend acidity, while the Mt. Eden clone grapes from the Estate Vineyard provide unctuous richness, resulting in a complex and lively wine.

Tasting Notes

Lively aromas of lemon peel, beeswax, and lemon grass lead to finely detailed notes of pear, lychee, and yuzu, supported by a touch of seamlessly integrated oak, finishing long on a lifting acidity.

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Food Pairings

Dishes that provide a creamy and bright counterpoint are an ideal match for this classic Chardonnay - risotto brightened with fresh herbs, or grilled oysters with a squeeze of lemon.

Varietal Composition

Vintage: 2022
Varietal: 100% Estate Grown Chardonnay
15 Months Barrel Aged in French oak, 35% new
Clones: 55% Calera, 45% Mt. Eden
pH: 3.35
Acid: 0.71g/100ml
Alcohol %: 13.8

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