Buttery, soft, with ripe tropical fruit and lemon zest.
Pineapple, mango, lemon custard, vanilla, melon, and baked apple. The oak is buttery and present, but nicely balanced with good acid to maintain structure. You want Cali Chard that’s oaked and not expensive? This is it.
Monterey is cooler climate California. The winds blowing in from the ocean keep temperatures moderated, giving a longer growing season and allowing the grapes to ripen more slowly, thus retaining acidity. This helps give a structural underpinning to all that buttery oak.
- Region: California / Monterey County