2013 Chardonnay - Sonoma Coast - Zephyr's Block (Estate)

Our 2013 home vineyard Chardonnay shows off with a beautiful asian pear and tropical floral bouquet. It went through full malolactic fermentation in 100% new oak giving the wine a pleasant creaminess without the overt butteriness normally associated with full ML fermentations. This is due to the specific strain of bacteria used that reduces histamine levels in the wine while not producing the buttery chemical diacetyl. It posses a nice fruity sweetness that balances the oak while structural components give lift and brightness.

StyleZephyr's Block - 2014 Harvest Fair Gold Medal