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Chardonnay-2022 Sierra MarVineyard

Chardonnay-2022 Sierra MarVineyard
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Sierra Mar Vineyard is located on a superb site in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA.  The vineyard, planted in 2007 by the renowned grower Gary Franscioni, sits at 1,100 feet often placing the vineyard above the fog line.  A fourth-generation farmer, Gary has planted one of the finest vineyards in California. 

Fermentation: Our Sierra Mar Vineyard Chardonnay is fermented and aged in the Burgundian tradition.  The grapes are hand-picked before being gently whole-cluster pressed and barrel-fermented using a variety of special hand selected yeasts.  The wine then undergoes a complete malo-lactic fermentation to enhance richness and complexity.   In addition, each barrel has been hand stirred every two weeks until shortly before blending and bottling.

The 2022 Sierra Mar Chardonnay exhibits elegant aromas highlighted by a leesy complexity with toasted oak notes. The pallet shows intense white peach with hints of tropical fruits and warm baking spices. This well-balanced wine lingers on the pallet and shows the richness and intensity of fruit grown in the Santa Lucia Highlands.


Picking Date: September 15th 2022

Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands

Cooperage: 100% French oak, 33% new: Sirugue and Billon

Bottling: September 5th, 2023 896 6-packs (750ml)

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