Honoring the best of traditional winemaking, the wines from our estate vineyards are handcrafted to showcase the natural expression of the vineyard, variety and vintage. In a world of flashy technology, some might call this hopelessly old-fashioned. We call it Craftwork
Aromas of red apples and pear are followed by a lively blend of tropical fruit and citrus flavors. Striking the perfect balance of a rich, creamy palate with firm acidity, it is a versatile wine that pairs particularly well with grilled seafood, roast chicken, pasta in cream sauce, and shrimp scampi.
The grapes were whole cluster pressed, chilled and racked clean to a refrigerated stainless steel tank. Thee juice was slowly fermented at a cool temperature to enhance the varietal aromatics. Our Chardonnay philosophy is to strive for a rich texture and fuller mid-palate that still highlights the fruit and is balanced by a firm acidity. is is achieved through the judicious use of French oak that complements the gorgeous tropical fruit flavors that are the hallmark of the best Monterey Chardonnays. e result is a complex wine that allows the natural flavor of the grape to shine.
Our cool climate estate vineyards, located just outside of the town of Greenfield, are blessed with a climate that is perfect for growing top quality Chardonnay. With morning fogs that often linger until mid-day, the intricate fruit flavors have time to develop while preserving crucial acidity. These just-right conditions place Monterey on par with the best growing regions of the world, which is why we take great pride in producing our Craftwork Chardonnay. A combination of right location and traditional winemaking allows us to craft a graceful and expressive wine that delivers classic Chardonnay flavors, complexity, and a creamy texture.