Named for the golden rows of wildflowers that ribbon our California hillside vineyards, Buttercup wines celebrate the inherent beauty in life’s every day experiences. The smile of a stranger, a refreshing breeze, a glimpse of wildflowers dotting the landscape. Inspired by the small, but impressionable moments that enrich our every day, each Buttercup wine is crafted to enhance any occasion with a memorable, indulgent style punctuated by lush, rich and full flavors.

BARREL FERMENTED CHARDONNAY

Vineyards

Only the finest California grapes make their way into Buttercup Chardonnay.  We source from multiple vineyard regions in order to craft a harmonious blend, including:
Arroyo Seco, Monterey, Clarksburg, Sacramento Delta

Winemaking

100% barrel fermented, 100% malolactic fermentation. 7 months barrel aging in 60% American / 40% French oak

Tasting Notes

This Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented to create a rich wine exhibiting a classic profile of tropical fruit and Bosc pear alongside warm oak aromatics. The luscious palate suggests crème brulée and buttered toast, and finishes with fresh acidity.

Wine Details

Vintage: 2018
Appellation: California
Vineyards: Monterey, Paso Robles, Clarksburg
Alcohol: 14.10%
TA: 0.56 g/100ml

Our Chardonnay is available bottled, and in 375 ml cans

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    Steven Decosta

    Winemaker

    Steven Decosta leads a team of talented young winemakers who focus on creating wines with character that come from premier appellations and fruit. Working to ensure the highest level of winemaking standards are met, he also oversees research and development and introduces new technology that’s implemented across the winery. Steven uses his foundation of chemistry and microbiology to create wines with a varietal focus of aromatics and flavors that consumers will enjoy. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Enology from California State Fresno. When Steven is not in the vineyard or production facility, you can find him traveling, cooking or reading philosophy.

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