87 Points - Robert Parker Wine Advocate October 2017
Silver Medal - Los Angeles Int'l Wine Awards 2018 (for 2016 Vintage)
Silver Medal - Los Angeles Int'l Wine Awards 2019 (for 2017 Vintage)
Monterey’s cooling fog and Pacific coastal breezes, drawn across the Gabilan Mountains into the Salinas Valley, create an ideal climate for growing Chardonnay, yielding wines with tantalizing tropical notes and crisp acidity. Moderate temperatures lengthen the growing season, allowing fruit to evolve with layers of distinct Central Coast flavors. This wine comes from our 352-acre Shirtail Creek estate vineyard in Monterey.
75 % stainless steel, 25% new French oak
“One of the things I enjoy when I’m visiting with wine drinkers at festivals all around the country is the obvious pleasure people have when they tell me ‘I really love the green label chardonnay, it’s our house white’. That means my mission is clear: don’t screw up a good thing. Happily, this wine makes keeping people happy very easy. Monterey’s combination of moderate climate and marine influences from the Pacific Ocean keep the grapes on an even keel, able to develop fully ripe flavors that tend to show some lemon and lime zest, a touch of ripe apple and tropical aromas and
flavors. We call it crisp and clean, with well balanced acids. You might just call it, well, your fave. I won’t object, and in fact, I might just cheer.” Dave Guffy - Winemaker.
Region: Monterey, California
Residual Sugar: 2.0 g/100ml
Acidity: 6.50 g/l