2016 "SUR LIES" CHARDONNAY
This labor-intensive wine is fermented and aged in neutral French oak barrels to achieve a mere whisper of vanilla-spice oak flavor that allows the pear and apple fruit flavors to shine through. Traditional “Sur Lies” French-style yeast aging releases Champagne-like characteristics of biscuit, almond, and cream, reminiscent of sparkling wines from the Champagne region of Northern France.
Our 2016 “Sur Lies” Chardonnay displays flavors of pear, apple, cream, almond, pastry, and ripe peaches. Pairs best with white meat and salad.
Estate Produced & Bottled.
Vintage | Award | Competition
2017 Silver: SF Chronicle
2017 (84 points) Bronze: CA State Fair
2016 Double Gold: SF Chronicle
2016 Best of Class: CA State Fair
2016 (91 points): CA State Fair
2015 Bronze: SF Chronicle
2015 Best of Class of Region: CA State Fair
2015 (98 points): Wine X Magazine
2014 Double Gold: SF Chronicle
2014 Silver: CA State Fair
2014 Bronze: Orange County
2014 (92 points): Wine X Magazine
2013 Bronze: Orange County
2012 Silver: CA State Fair
2012 (96 points): Wine X Magazine