The wines are made from 500 acres of estate vineyards throughout the Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA). The winery and vineyards are situated between the Sierra Nevada foothills and the San Francisco Bay.
The area’s uniquely Mediterranean climate, with warm days and coastal evening breezes, is ideal for the cultivation of world-class wine grapes. California’s top varietals thrive here, with zinfandel being a singular phenomenon. Vines, some over 100 years old, produce small yields of intensely flavored fruit to create wines that are the ultimate expression of the terroir.
This Chardonnay is succulent and crisp. Flavors of pear, tropical fruit and pineapple add to this bright varietal. Floral notes create a well-balanced wine with a full body.
Food Pairings: Chicken, Salmon, Tilapia, Duck, Pizza, Green Salad, and Pasta.
This Chardonnay grabbed my attention when it talked about how it was aged in stainless steel and was combined with medium toast American and French Oak.
This Chardonnay was not like any I have tasted. I loved the blending of the stainless steel and the two oaks. I am generally not an American Oak fan, but there was only a hint. The tropical notes came bursting through, to the point that as time went by, this wine became sweeter. I paired it with grilled chicken and it was amazing.
Price: $14. Making this a great every day wine!