A bright and balanced wine with vibrant aromatics of baked apple, white nectarine, and toasted oak. A lively entry of tropical fruit and citrus expands with notes of rich lemon curd and brioche bread pudding. Ample yet refined, this unmistakably Carneros wine finishes with a refreshing wave of acidity.
The foundation for the Carneros Chardonnay is Frank Family’s Lewis Vineyard with additions of neighboring Beckstoffer Vineyards in NapaCarneros and Sangiacomo Vineyards located in Sonoma-Carneros.
As with all my wines, I am looking for texture and complexity. To achieve this, I practice a long cold fermentation and then put the wine through partial malolactic fermentation to soften the overall high acidity. While aging, I employ batonage (hand-stirring the lees) regularly to promote depth and longevity in the wine
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