2017 San Simeon Chardonnay, Monterey
This family farms estate vineyards in Monterey ensures the ultimate level of grape quality. The well-drained, loamy sand soils of the Santa Lucia Highlands and Arroyo Seco AVAs create a unique terroir, perfectly suited for Chardonnay.
Their dedication to quality continues in the cellar. Winemakers Anthony Riboli and Arnaud Debons employ traditional techniques: barrel fermentation, lees stirring, and sur lie aging. All vineyard lots are fermented separately to preserve their individual flavors. After fermentation, careful blending creates the greatest degree of complexity.
San Simeon Chardonnay has a light gold color.Aromas of roasted pineapple,creme brulee, hawaiian rolls, and roasted nuts with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a silky,complex, long cinnamon rolls,tropical fruit pastry, and caramel finish with coating tannins and heavy oak flavor. An oaky, substantial chardonnay with a decadent "yum" factor.