Lifted tropical nose with a hint of rose petals. Orange blossom on the palate with a touch of sweet spices, buttery dab. Succulent finish, refreshing.
Drinking Window 2021 - 2025
Our 2019 Morning Fog Chardonnay bursts with aromatics of graham cracker, green apple, pear and toasty oak. This wine is balanced by hints of of key lime pie on the palate with a citrus finish.
Our Estate Grown Morning Fog Chardonnay is named for the morning coastal fog pushed by Pacific wind streams into the bowl of the San Francisco Bay, and lured inland by Livermore Valleys unique East-West orientation. This daily phenomenon moderates the climate to produce excellent, beautifully balanced Chardonnay. Planted on various Wente clones, which are all harvested and vinified separately, the variation within the vineyards adds to the complexity of the wine.
50 barrel fermented in neutral American oak barrels.
50 fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Barrel fermented portion was aged sur lie for 5 months. Btonnage, the art of stirring the barrels, was performed monthly.
Stainless steel portion was half aged on lees for 5 months while the other half was racked clean to preserve the fresh fruit characters.
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Wente Vineyards is California's oldest family owned and continuously operated winery. Founded in 1883 by C. H. Wente, the winery is now managed by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. The winery farms nearly 3,000 acres of estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, and Arroyo Seco, Monterey appellations, two premier Central Coast winegrowing regions. Family owned and operated for over 120 years, the fourth and fifth generations are committed to producing wines of distinguished character and excellence at an affordable price.