Bright golden yellow in color, the Five Rivers Chardonnay leads with classic varietal fruit aromas of apple, pear, ginger and lemon blossom, followed by subtle vanilla notes. In the glass, a bright acidity is broadened by lemon custard and honey flavors.
Five Rivers Chardonnay has the characteristic aromas of lemon-lime and lemon drop, joined by the tropical flavors of papaya, guava and melon, followed by passion fruit, some floral notes and a touch of jasmine. The mouthfeel is creamy, with a good acid backbone, with crisp flavors and just a hint of vanilla and spice from the oak.
|Wine maker notes
|A blend of tank fermented Santa Barbara County fruit (approx. 50%) and barrel fermented fruit from the coolest region in Monterey County (approx. 50%) endow the blend with tropical and mineral/fl oral notes respectively. Aged sur lie for approximately 7 months prior to blending. Oak and malolactic influences are restrained and limited to a supporting rather than a leading role.
|Five Rivers Chardonnay versatile white wine that can pair with appetizers, poultry and seafood, as well as spicy cuisines.