2013 Cypress Vineyards Chardonnay

PRODUCTION NOTES
The windswept Cypress tree, the unmistakable signature plant of California’s coastal terrain, owes its gnarled appearance to the maritime air’s persistent movement inland and seaward. The ocean’s influence on the Central Coast winegrowing region is significant, keeping coastal and inland valleys refreshingly cool, while preserving the grapes’ natural acidity and flavor. For Cypress Vineyards Chardonnay, the daily cooling air from the Pacific moves directly from Monterey Bay and down the 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 characteristics.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin:  Central Coast, California
Composition:

90% Chardonnay, 5% Viognier,
3% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Orange Muscat

Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.53
  Total Acidity: 0.66 g/100 ml
  Alcohol: 13.45% alcohol by volume
  Res. Sugar: 0.62 g/100 ml

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
The 2013 Cypress Vineyards Chardonnay has vibrant, straw hues with aromas of bosc pear, apple, lemon cream and roasted hazelnuts. Racy pear, apple and citrus flavors are accented with hints of mocha and toasted oak. The rich palate texture of the wine is brought into balance with natural acidity, making it a perfect pairing with grilled poultry, shellfish, risotto and winter squash.

Price: $10.00 750ml

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