2021 Desert Hills Chardonnay
Aromatic, complex and clean, this wine offers primary fruit notes of bruised pear, ripe orchard fruit and golden plum, all complimented with a delicate vanilla bean, baking spice and toast note. Long balanced finish, with fresh acidity.
Our 2021 Chardonnay is sourced from our Sage Brush Vineyard located on the Black Sage Bench. The fruit was hand harvested and carefully sorted before being pressed 100% whole cluster. Fermentation proceeded steadily in a stainless steel tank (76%) and French oak (24%) using a combination of indigenous and cultivated yeast. The tank portion did not underwent malolactic fermentation, while the barrel portion underwent 25% natural malolactic fermentation and was matured 5 months before bottling. Enjoy now or cellar for 2-4 years!