2015 Chardonnay, "Glacier Ridge"
The story of our 2015 Glacier Ridge Chardonnay is one of restrained elegance. Sourced from a vineyard just inland from Monterey Bay, the clusters reached a sufficient level of maturity to present pure varietal character while maintaining a firm acidic backbone for balance. To maintain focus, 70% of the blend was fermented then aged in stainless steel. The balance was fermented and subsequently aged in a combination of gently used French and American oak barrels for added depth. The impeccably clean and steely nose presents a streak of limestone-inspired minerality laced with notes of lemongrass. As the wine aerates and opens up, a subtle, creamy vanilla aroma adds intrigue. Once on the palate, the lush fruit character plays very nicely against the bright acidity. This wine has great continuity from the first inhalation to the clean and bright finish. As is important with all of our wines, you’ll find the Glacier Ridge to be graciously complimentary to a variety of cuisines. Chill the wine to no cooler than 50 degrees to experience the nuanced aromatics fully.