Chardonnay 2018 La Brume
This crisp, fruity Chardonnay faithfully captures the essence of this fascinating grape variety. La Brume, French for fog, refers to the morning mists that blanket our cool, steep hillside vineyards located at the western edge of the Dry Creek Valley, 17 miles from the Pacific Ocean.
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Dry Creek Valley
Average brix: 24.1
Aged for 10 months in French oak barrels (25% new)
Grapes picked in the cool mornings and immediately pressed. Once settled, the clear juice was racked into French oak barrels and fermented at a cool temperature to retain fresh fruit flavors while gaining roundness during barrel fermentation. 100% MLF.
This Chardonnay has a bright acidity, aromas and flavors of fresh apricot, green apple, floral with tones of mineral and vanilla and a creamy palate with long fruit finish
Our estate vineyard lies in the western hillsides above the upper reach of the Dry Creek Valley. Benchland and mountain-top soils combine with vigor-limiting rootstock and limited irrigation to yield intense fruit flavors from smaller berries. A blend of clones (Robert Young 17, and Dijon 76) adds complexity and structure along with floral and mineral notes.
Food Pairing Notes
The wine pairs well with dishes that have a silky texture, such as risottos and cream-enhanced soups, sauces, and pastas.