Cupcake Chardonnay 2014
|Region||California, Central Coast|
A big, rich wine from California's Central Coast, our full and elegantly textured Chardonnay has decadent levels of butter, cream, bright citrus and vanilla. These layers melt into a balance of oak and subtle spice. This wine epitomizes the Central Coast's crisp and vibrant Chardonnay character. We use a malolactic fermentation to impart rich buttery flavor, then leave the wine sur lie to achieve a full, soft body. Aging for nine months in premium American oak barrels enhances the golden color, adds creamy texture, and injects nuances of subtle toasty oak and spice.
Sweet-leaning aromas of pineapple, ripe red apples and white lilies show on the nose of this bottling. The palate starts with nice texture of Meyer-lemon pith, then settles toward ripe pears and apples, with hints of coconut and pineapple flavors.