2019 Sans Chêne Chardonnay
6 months in 100% stainless steel
This Chardonnay is aged in 100% stainless steel, which preserves all the intensity of the fruit by blocking malolactic fermentation to produce a beautiful fresh and vibrant “unoaked” Chardonnay. The overall tropical nose delivers aromatics of starfruit, orange blossom, lemon grass, and white flowers mixed with hints of apple and key lime pie. The palate has textured acidity with notes of lychee and lemon curd. The finish is clean from front to back with hints of stone fruit, apple and young white peach.
The Trio Vineyard sits off the western Yountville bench that is located about 2 miles south of the town of Yountville. Trio Vineyard’s rich, dark soil and warmer mid-valley climate are ideal for Dijon clone Chardonnay. The Deux Chevaux Vineyard is a 60-acre vineyard situated northeast of the town of Yountville. The vineyard is planted with Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc.