2013 Chardonnay, Monterey  

A complex nose of pineapple, pear, orange blossom and wet stone is closely followed by complementary layers of juicy kiwi and Honeycrisp apples on the palate. Nuances of tangerine citrus and bright minerality provide racy acidity and establishes a solid backbone for the wine to finish fresh and delicious.

Overview

The Monterey AVA is the largest wine region within Monterey County, stretching almost  the entire length of the county, from east of Monterey Bay to just north of Paso Robles, and offering a range of favorable soil and climate combinations. 

Monterey Bay’s deep, frigid waters provide the dynamics for generating a mild climate in most parts of Monterey County that gradually warms with increased distance from the coast. Driven by stiff winds, the cold air masses above the bay move inland each afternoon to begin an overnight cooling cycle that lasts until mid-morning. Grapes fully ripen under extended periods of sunlight, but theyretain ideal acidity with the help of low overnight temperatures and intermittent patterns of morning fog.

Grapes were sourced from Central Avenue Vineyard near the center of the Monterey AVA. The property lies southwest of Greenfield at approximately 300 feet of elevation in silty-loam alluvial soils deposited by the Arroyo Seco River. Daytime temperatures are generally warm during the growing season withconsiderable overnight cooling and occasional fog. The abundance of sunlight and warmth contribute complex tropical characteristics while the cool nightsand mornings provide an optimum level of acidity to the finished wines.

Vintage: 2013

Varietal:
Chardonnay

Winemaker: George Troquato

Appellation: Monterey

Vineyards:
Central Avenue Vineyard

Harvest Date(s):
Sept 28, 2013

Barrel Aging: None

Cooperage: None

Consume: 1-2 years

Release Date:
November 1, 2014

Varietal Content:
100% Chardonnay

pH: 3.52

Total Acidity:
0.72 mg per 100 ml

Finished Alcohol: 14.1%