Chardonnay 2019 Mountain Ranch
This wine is made from the elegantly flavorful Chardonnay grapes grown in the red volcanic soil of our Mountain Ranch, located at the top of the Bradford Mountain.
Dry Creek Valley
Average brix: 26.1
Aged for 10 months in French oak barrels (25% new).
Grapes picked in the cool mornings and immediately pressed. After settling, 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
With aromas of Apricot, pineapple, floral and note of mineral, this Chardonnay has bright acidity with fresh apricot and lightly tropical flavors, a creamy palate, and long fruit finish
Our Mountain Ranch vineyard is at the very top of Bradford Mountain. This vineyard’s volcanic red soils combine with the mountain-top micro-climate to yield especially elegant wines with richly structured fruit flavors. The Dijon 76 clone of Chardonnay grown here brings a full complement of tropical, floral and mineral notes to the wine.
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs with grilled salmon, mushroom pasta dishes and roast chicken.