Long Meadow Ranch Farmstead Chardonnay 2019
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Carneros|
|Brand||Long Meadow Ranch|
This wine is sourced from a vineyard in the Carneros region of the Napa Valley, close to the cooling influences of the San Pablo Bay. Primary fermentation is in stainless steel followed by sur lie aging and 20% new French oak staves. Inhibiting malolactic fermentation allows the bright fruit characters of this varietal to shine while preserving the wine's natural acidity. There are aromatics of golden delicious apple, pear, lime zest, and a hint of vanilla with baking spices. The aromas marry with a lively textured palette that has a refreshingly acid-driven finish and long length.