We planted our Estate Grown Chardonnay on the bluffs overlooking the Mokelumne River where it receives the cooling influence of the river breezes. Planted in 1991, the 3 acres of chardonnay vines produce a bountiful crop of tight plump clusters of grapes that year after year provide us with wonderful juice that we ferment into our Chardonnay.
Our 2015 Chardonnay is fermented completely in 100% stainless steel tanks to produce a no-oak, no-butter chardonnay focused on the wonderful fruit that is chardonnay. The result is a crisp, fruity wine of exceptional clarity, a nice acid/fruit balance with a special touch of creaminess. Beautiful hues of pale yellow with an elegant fragrance and luscious texture. Hints of pear on the nose with lemons and a touch of pineapple in the finish.
Appellation: Lodi AVA
Harvest Dates: August 17, 2015
Vineyard Designation: Hoffman Vineyards
Aging: Stainless steel
Bottling Date: May 2016
Residual Sugar: 0.083 g/L
Price: $18.00/bottle plus tax and shipping
$14.40/bottle plus tax and shipping for wine club members
Varietal Fun Facts: Chardonnay is a green skinned grape grown though out the world, from France and Italy to the New World and New Zealand and Australia. Vinted in different styles Chardonnay can vary from lean and crisp to soft and buttery. Chardonnay is frequently used in the production of sparkling wines.