San Simeon - Chardonnay - Monterrey

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Overview: Our San Simeon Chardonnay combines fruit from our estate vineyards in several appellations nested within Monterey County, including the prestigious Santa Lucia Highlands AVA as well as the Arroyo Seco and Soledad AVAs. Our Sarmento vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands are some of the coolest in Monterey, sitting on hillsides that experience morning fog and afternoon winds sweeping in from the Pacific Ocean. Our Rancho Soledad and Loma Vista vineyards, in Soledad and Arroyo Seco AVA respectively, are somewhat warmer but still in inuenced by the overall maritime climate of the region. The 2019 vintage was even cooler than usual in Monterey County, and the Chardonnay grapes in all four sites ripened on the vine well into October. Our last grapes came in from Loma Vista in late October. This Chardonnay was 100% barrel fermented in small French and American oak barrels, 64% new oak, with 36% of the wine going through a secondary malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes: With a shimmering light gold hue, the wine gives heady aromas of guava and pear along with pretty notes of vanilla and spice. In the mouth, flavors of tropical fruit and grapefruit are nicely balanced with the spicy characteristics typical of barrel fermentation. With great texture and acidity, this is a serious, full-bodied Chardonnay with hints of minerality and a soft, creamy finish that persists with notes of vanilla and toast. 

Pairing: Extremely food friendly, our San Simeon Chardonnay pairs well with a range of dishes from poultry and pasta, to seafood and salads.

Points: 90, Wine Enthusiast

Format/ABV: 750 ml/14.9%

In certain circumstances, a specific vintage may not be available. If this is the case, a comparable vintage of the same wine will be substituted for online orders. If shopping in store, please check the bottle for the appropriate vintage. If you have a question about a specific vintage that is in stock, please email wine@kegnbottle.com

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