The windswept Cypress tree, the unmistakable signature plant of California’s coastal terrain, owes its gnarled appearance to the maritime air’s persistent movement either inland or seaward. The ocean’s influence on the Central Coast winegrowing region is significant, keeping coastal and inland valleys refreshingly cool, while preserving the grape’s natural acidity and flavor. For Cypress Vineyards Chardonnay, the daily cooling air from the Pacific moves directly from Monterey Bay and down the Monterey appellations of the Salinas Valley, creating richly flavored Chardonnay fruit with grapefruit and other citrus flavors paired with peach and tropical flavors. Harvesting and pressing in the vineyard at night ensures the preservation of these bright fruit flavors.
|Origin:||100% Monterey Arroyo Seco|
|Composition:||80% Chardonnay, 11% White Riesling, 7% Marsanne, 2% Sauvignon Blanc|
|Total Acidity: 0.73 g/100 ml|
|Alcohol: 13.7% alcohol by volume|
|Res. Sugar: 0.5 g/100 ml|
The 2011 Cypress Vineyards Chardonnay is a vibrant, straw color with aromas of ripe peach, pear, lychee and honeysuckle. It has lively peach and pear flavors with hints of vanilla and toasted oak. The refreshing acidity, creamy palate texture, and bright fruit aromas and flavors make it an ideal accompaniment to grilled chicken or roasted halibut.