Chardonnay Pacific Wind 2018
The 2018 vintage was traditional for the Edna Valley, experiencing cooler temperatures and a long growing season. The cooler temperatures were ideal for producing the Pacific Wind Chardonnay, as it is blended to showcase the racy acidity produced by the wind from the Pacific Ocean the region experiences. Fermentation took place at a cooler temperature to preserve the natural aromas. The wine was fermented and aged in French oak barrels, with 25% of them being new. We stirred the lees twice a week to build the mouthfeel. Malolactic conversion was encouraged while preserving the tension and freshness in the wine.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD
The Chardonnay grapes for this wine come from 3 different blocks within the Poletti section of Tolosa’s estate vineyard, Edna Ranch: blocks 594, 596 and 590. This section of Edna Ranch is planted on an elevated sea bed that is great for white wines and helps our Chardonnay shine. The Pacific wind rolls through this portion of the vineyard every afternoon, offering a moderating influence. As a result, this section produces an elegant chardonnay with subdued fruit, often showcasing salinity and minerality.
Yellow straw color
On the Nose
Fresh aromas feature cantaloupe lime, pear, lilies, raw almond, yogurt and hint of wet rock
On the Palate
Golden delicious apple flavors, accented by nectarine, bosc pear, honeydew melon and crisp acidity
9 months in French oak barrels, with 22% of them being new