Chardonnay from 70% Lodi and 30% Sobieski Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain AVA.
The 70% fruit from Lodi is sourced from vineyards located at the northern edge of the San Joaquin Valley, east of San Francisco Bay. Lodi enjoys a similar climate and growing conditions to its coastal neighbors Napa and Sonoma. The two major rivers originating in the Sierra Nevada mountain range that feeds the Lodi appellation have brought soils rich in granitic-based minerals that lend complex flavors to the wines of Lodi.
Aged for 9 months in oak, 30% new and the rest neutral barrels. Creamy tropical fruit aromas range from pineapple to kiwi with Meyer lemon notes. The mouth-feel is smooth, fresh and balanced with well-integrated toasted oak. 1664 cases produced.
About the Producer
Winemaker Alexandre Remy hails from Rennes, France. He holds a master’s degree in food science from the University of Montpellier. His desire to make wine took him to Marlborough, Victoria and Napa Valley.
Sustainability: Alexandre is committed to sustainability, from the vineyards all the way to the labels. Starting with the 2015 vintage, all wines are bottled with Diam Corks, a company that not only has an amazing environmental policy and is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council®, but also guarantees closures that are cork taint free. For the vinification, Alexandre partners with wineries that are within 50 miles of where the grapes are grown. The barrels used are made from French oak staves but are assembled right here in the USA. Finally, Alexandre works exclusively with warehouses that support The Green Initiative Fund.