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Scheid Vineyards Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2017

America, California
Scheid Vineyards Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands

A top notch Chardonnay can be one of life’s great pleasures and the Monterey appellation’s climate, with morning fogs that often linger until midday, allows the intricate fruit flavors to develop while preserving crucial acidity Our Chardonnay Reserve program was developed to produce a rich wine that showcases the distinctiveness of the Monterey growing region This hand
harvested, small batch Chardonnay hails from the Santa Lucia Highlands, where the cool climate results in complex, intense wines Barrel fermentation in small, medium toast French oak and partial malolactic fermentation bring a richness and depth to the blend, which is elegantly balanced with dramatic tropical fruit flavors Aromas of yellow apple, pear, and citrus with notes of butterscotch, vanilla and a hint of allspice tie the wine together in a medium body leading into a lingering finish

Country America
Region California
Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
Winery Scheid Vineyards
Vintage 2017
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
¥6,050  (incl. tax)

A top notch Chardonnay can be one of life’s great pleasures and the Monterey appellation’s climate, with morning fogs that often linger until midday, allows the intricate fruit flavors to develop while preserving crucial acidity Our Chardonnay Reserve program was developed to produce a rich wine that showcases the distinctiveness of the Monterey growing region This hand
harvested, small batch Chardonnay hails from the Santa Lucia Highlands, where the cool climate results in complex, intense wines Barrel fermentation in small, medium toast French oak and partial malolactic fermentation bring a richness and depth to the blend, which is elegantly balanced with dramatic tropical fruit flavors Aromas of yellow apple, pear, and citrus with notes of butterscotch, vanilla and a hint of allspice tie the wine together in a medium body leading into a lingering finish

Country America
Region California
Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
Winery Scheid Vineyards
Vintage 2017
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
Production

Viticulture

100 % Chardonnay

Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.5%
Product Code 4072517
UPC None/なし
Winery

Winery Description

Located 120 miles south of San Francisco lies the deep Monterey Submarine Canyon.  This submarine canyon brings a constant upwelling of cold, nutrient rich waters to the surface of Monterey Bay, making it one of the richest and most biodiverse marine habitats in the world.  

This cold, upwelling water chills the air, which creates fog that flows down from Monterey Bay into the Salinas Valley, cooling the vineyards and giving Monterey  County the longest growing season of all of California’s famed viticultural districts.  This cool fog often lingers over the vineyards until mid-day. Then as the sun warms the valley floor, the fog burns off and the warm air rises, drawing in a cool, reliable ocean breeze over the vineyards and preventing the grapes from overheating in the hot California afternoon sun.  The cooler temperatures and longer growing season allow the grapes to ripen slowly and develop rich and intricate fruit flavors while preserving crucial acidity.

Scheid Vineyards has been growing high quality grapes in the middle of this viticultural sweet spot since 1972.