2013 Sun Chase Chardonnay
The 2013 growing season was early and all-around excellent. A warm, dry spring brought early bud break which helped with the canopy vigor and berry size, which then created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. Our grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed for over four hours. (This is the same press cycle used in making champagne). Only 10% of the wine was allowed to go through malolactic fermentation in order to preserve the brightness of the wine and gain just enough roundness on the palate.