Chardonnay is made from grapes grown in our Pinnacles vineyard on the western flanks of the Gavilan Mountains in Monterey County. In this up-and-coming region, the cool climate and sandy, well-drained soils keep yields low and fruit intensity high. The cool Monterey climate accompanied by a long growing season produced a ripe, mouthfilling Chardonnay. Subtle oak accentuates bright fruit. A rich, fruity bouquet and soft, creamy texture of this Chardonnay result from combining the best attributes of barrel and tank fermentation.
Lively with bright citrus aromas and flavors, the fresh and frisky Estancia Chardonnay shows up as a real player in the marketplace.
SILVER MEDAL, 2010 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMP.