Lava Cap Reserve Chardonnay 2017
To balance the complexity of the Chardonnay fruit, Joe Norman head winemaker, selects an array of French barrel producers to ferment and age the wine. To develop our characteristic richness, 90% of our Chardonnay ferments and ages in barrel for 10 months while the remaining lots ferment and age in small stainless steel tanks. This allows us to use up to 7 unique yeast strains including wild and exotic selections. During fermentation and aging the lees are stirred imparting a rich pie crust note on the mid palate and finish. The final wine displays rich zesty lemon and apple blossom aromas that leads into pleasant notes of Bosc pear and a light toasty vanilla finish.
|Region||California, Sierra Foothills, El Dorado|
Wine EnthusiastThis wine is packed full of ripe apple and pear flavors that are accented by vanilla and butter. This is a full-bodied, barrel-fermented wine that's big in profile but smooth in feel.