Buttercup_California_Chardonnay_2017

Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

Named for the golden rows of wildflowers that ribbon our hillside vineyards, Buttercup is a classically made California Chardonnay, offering all the mouth-filling richness and buttery toastiness that comes from fermenting in traditional oak barrels. Pair with fresh seafood, grilled poultry and light pastas for a taste that’s like buttah.

Winemaking

100% barrel fermented, 100% malolactic fermentation. 7 months barrel aging in 80% American / 20% French oak.

Tasting Notes

This 100% barrel-fermented Chardonnay offers ripe, full-bodied flavors of pineapple, tropical fruit, caramel and crème brûlée. Balanced with creamy overtones for a lingering, memorable finish.

Wine Details

  • Vintage: 2017
  • Appellation: California
  • Vineyards: Monterey, Clarksburg, Sacramento Delta
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • TA: 0.56 g/100ml
  • pH: 3.58
  • RS: .40 g/100ml
  • Release Date: March 2018