Indulge in the enticing aromas of ripe pear, Meyer lemon, and toasted oak in our 2018 Estate Chardonnay. The palate is greeted with crisp apple flavors, citrus zest, and a hint of vanilla. This Chardonnay offers a truly refined and memorable taste experience with its balanced acidity and silky texture.
From a 1.52-acre block of Dijon 76 & 96 clones planted in 1994, at an elevation of 700 feet, in Peavine soils.
The vines from from this hillside produce small, flavorful clusters. This intensity is best captured by fermenting the juice in barrels. In this vintage, the juice was fermented in 25% new French oak barrels for structure, 50% neutral French oak barrels for volume, and 25% stainless for freshness. When fermentation was complete, the wine was racked and blended, discarding the heavy lees, then returned to barrel. Aging on the fine lees, the barrels were stirred bimonthly through the winter and spring, undergoing partial malolactic fermentation. Just before bottling in September, the wine was racked, blended, and sterile filtered.
Food Pairing Notes
Enhance your dining moments with this exquisite Chardonnay. Pair it with roasted chicken, grilled seafood, creamy pasta dishes, or artisanal cheeses. Allow Kramer Vineyards' 2018 Estate Chardonnay flavors to elevate your culinary journey.