Tropical aromas of pineapple, green apple, and lemon with a hint of vanilla give way to ripe pear, peach, and pineapple on the palate. The wine finishes bright, crisp, and refreshing.
Wine Spectator 87 points - Well done, and even more appealing for the price, this presents a mix of pithy citrus, green apple, melon and spice flavors, ending a bit clipped. Drink now. 325,000 cases made.-JL
The heart of this chardonnay comes from our Shirtail Creek Vineyard located in Monterey's inland valley. This is an ideal wine growing region for Chardonnay grapes with its cooling coastal breezes. Lush tropicial fruit characteristics of pineapple and mango are complemnted by a bright finish making this refreshing wine one of life's everyday luxuries.
|Wine maker notes
|Monterey’s cooling fog and Pacific coastal breezes, drawn across the Gabilan Mountains into the Salinas Valley, create an ideal climate for growing Chardonnay, yielding wines with tantalizing tropical notes and crisp acidity. Moderate temperatures lengthen the growing season, allowing fruit to evolve with layers of distinct Central Coast flavors. This wine comes from our 352-acre Shirtail Creek estate vineyard in Monterey.