2018 District 7 Chardonnay
The Chardonnay comes from the certified sustainable, estate vineyards in the cooler winegrowing regions of Monterey County where brisk wind and foggy conditions produce wines of great character, texture and structure. Planted on well-draining bluffs, benches and hillsides, our vineyards offer ideal conditions for Chardonnay and other cool-climate varieties.
The grapes were harvested in the early morning hours based on ripeness, acidity, pH and seed color. In the winery, the fruit was sorted, crushed and fermented in small lots. Gentle handling and minimal intervention preserved the integrity of the variety and the character of the individual sites.
District 7 Chardonnay is a focused, elegant wine that strikes the perfect balance between rich and refreshing. Aromas of vanilla, orange blossom, and yellow delicious apple complement the judicious use of oak. Lush and ripe flavors of pineapple, Asian pear, vanilla and citrus finish with a hint of creamy, honeyed oak.