This light straw colored wine has aromas of green apple, apple blossom, peach blossom, flinty minerality and hints of dried lemon peel. On the palate, a medium-light body and bright acidity frame flavors of apple, pear, cantaloupe, meyer lemon and again a flinty minerality.
100% Steiner Creek Vineyard Chardonnay
October 11, 2013
100% Chardonnay - Interplanted to clones 4, 76, 95, 96
18 months in French Oak (15% new)
More about this wine
Each year working with Steiner Creek Chardonnay we discover more potential
in the wines made from these young vines planted near the town of
Cambria, CA. The vineyard’s sandy, cobbled soils yield miniscule quantities
of high quality Chardonnay. The characteristics of these soils are markedly
different from those found in Santa Maria Valley, leading to wines of distinct
origin and unique aromatics and flavors. As is the case with all Presqu’ile
Chardonnays, sur lie aging and light lees stirring is utilized to add richness
to the palate.