This beautiful Chardonnay opens with floral aromas of orange blossom, Bart- lett pear and notes of vanilla. Crisp flavors of green apple, nectarine and mango coat the palate with great minerality that is reminiscent of the finest California Chardonnays. Soft and creamy, this wine lingers and highlights the flavors of steamed fish and spring vegetables.
The 2018 growing season started off with cooler temperatures which was followed by a moderate summer with fewer heat spikes than normal. Fruit set was consistent and with the milder weather, harvest began a few weeks later compared to the last few years. This longer and near-perfect growing season has resulted in structured and concentrated wines.
At DeLoach Vineyards we strive to produce distinctive wines that spotlight unique terroirs in a socially and environmentally responsible way, practicing sustainable viticulture and minimally intrusive winemaking. The grapes for our Chardonnay were carefully chosen from cool, fog-influenced vineyards sustainably farmed along the California Coast. All of our California appellation wines carry the Heritage Reserve designation and reflect our commitment to showcasing the Golden State’s sun-drenched terroir.
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As a pioneering producer and winegrower of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel in Sonoma's Russian River Valley, DeLoach Vineyards has been experimenting with and perfecting the best combinations of soil, rootstock and clones for over three decades. In 2003, the Boisset family brought two generations of sustainable winemaking experience from Burgundy, France to California's Russian River Valley and pulled up the estate vineyards that had just produced Wine Enthusiast magazine's 2004 wine of the year: DeLoach Vineyards' 30th Anniversary Cuvée Pinot Noir. The award-winning vineyards were replanted with cover crops in order to revitalize the soil and in the meantime, DeLoach partnered with winegrowers equally dedicated to and passionate about eco-friendly farming practices and the production of high-quality wines. Wine & Spirits magazine named DeLoach Vineyards a Top 100 Winery for the twelfth time in the winery's history in 2012.