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Cinnabar Winery

2019 Chardonnay, Monterey

2019 Chardonnay, Monterey

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SKU: 8166

The Taste


Yellow Apple, Green Plum, Citrus Rind, Straw

The Science




Varietal Content
100% Chardonnay

Central Avenue Vineyard & Lockwood Vineyard 

750 cases produced
Harvested Sept. 25, 2018  Released April 1, 2019


The Magic

  • 100% whole cluster pressed
  • Fermented cold to 58°F for 30 days in stainless-steel tanks
  • Fermented to dryness
  • No malolactic fermentation

The Alchemists


George Troquato, Winemaker & Alejandro Aldama, Cellar Master

The Grape

Chardonnay originated in the Burgundy region of France and is now planted in most regions around the world. In the Monterey AVA, Chardonnay makes up more than 50% of the grape vines grown there. Specific to this region, Chardonnay is distinct for its layers of tropical flavors and bright acidity.

The Land

Central Avenue Vineyard and Lockwood Vineyard are on the valley floor of the Monterey appellation, near Greenfield and King City. The vineyards are comprised of shale and gravel soils. Afternoon breezes coming down from Salinas provide a cooling effect that helps maintain the grapes' natural acidity.

The Season


The 2019 harvest was stellar. Rainfall was average and bloom came on time. Consistent growing conditions and moderate temperatures throughout the spring and summer enabled the grapes to mature slowly and hang longer on the vines.

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