Chardonnay 2016 La Brume Dry Creek Valley

Chardonnay 2016 La Brume Dry Creek Valley

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.


About this wine

Rich texture, layered with a bright, fresh acidity pairs nicely with dishes containing ginger, tangerine, and Thai basil. Chicken lettuce wraps and raw foods, such as sushi, oysters, crudo, tartar, and ceviche are some of our favorite pairings with this La Brume Chardonnay.

This crisp, bright Chardonnay paired beautifully with the Rock Cod Ceviche at Passport to Dry Creek Valley 2018.

Wine profile

Wine Type
Estate White
100% Chardonnay
Dry Creek Valley
0.58 g/100ml

Vineyard Notes

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.

Harvest:        Sep 2nd - 20th, 2016

Production Notes

Fermentation:  The grapes were 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.  70% malo-lactic fermentation.

Cooperage / Aging:  The wine was aged for 10 months in French oak barrels (20% new).

Bottling Date:  June 29, 2017

Winemaker Notes

Color:  Pale straw

Aromas:  Fresh apricot, green apple, floral with mineral and vanilla tones

Palate:  Bright acidity, fresh apricot and apple flavors, creamy palate, long fruit finish


284 Cases