Fermented in 100% stainless steel, our Sonoma County Un-Oaked Chardonnay is the classic everyday Chardonnay. This well-balanced wine offers bold notes of lemon curd and ripe apple with a lingering hint of honeydew melon. The fruit-forward and refreshing fl avors of this Un-Oaked Chardonnay are an excellent complement to a variety of seafood, such as oysters and sole.
It was a remarkable vintage for Chardonnay. The rains in 2014 came in February, altering the driest season ever to just below normal. A mild spring caused flowering in early May, setting the growing season up to be an early one. Continued moderate weather with no heat spikes—led to intense fruit flavors, allowing us to focus on the lively acidity giving us a bounty of citrus and apple flavors. Only using stainless-steel aging, we crafted a crisp, delicious wine that is very approachable and food friendly.
Our Pamela’s Un-Oaked Chardonnay explores the diversity of the Sonoma County winegrowing region. We source grapes from vineyards in the regions of Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Carneros, and the Russian River Valley, which encompass an array of microclimates, soil types, elevations, and terroirs. This allows our winemaking team the freedom to blend a unique and engaging Chardonnay that expresses the flavor profile that Pamela herself not only approves of - but LOVES.
These Chardonnay grapes were pressed into stainless steel fermentation tanks and fermented cold, (58-60°) to retain freshness. We source our grapes from Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Carneros, and the Russian River Valley. Clones: Primarily 04 and 14.
August 22 – September 19, 2014
100% Stainless Steel with no oak fermenters, and no secondary (malolactic) fermentation used.