2018 Monte Bello Chardonnay


Wine Information

100% Chardonnay - Organically Grown

96 PointsWine & Spirits


Santa Cruz Mountains

Alcohol By Volume


Pale gold color. Aromas of pear, fig, ripe pineapple, brioche, citrus blossom, and limestone. Rich texture and lively acidity with notes of wet stone and mineral and an elegant, long finish. EB (3/20)
This mild growing season was short on rainfall. Summer fog slowed vine growth, delaying harvest until late September. Whole-cluster pressed, the juice from our twelve chardonnay parcels fermented separately in barrel. Tasting the following August, we assembled the barrels that showed distinctive Monte Bello character for this wine. It achieved brilliant clarity through natural settling. This excellent vintage will be enjoyable over the next fifteen years.
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