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2018 Pearl Chardonnay

2018 Pearl Chardonnay

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Our estate Margarita Vineyard is cradled along the coastal Santa Lucia Mountains just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean. This is one of the coolest locations in Paso Robles—and coolness is exactly what the Chardonnay grape craves. Additionally, the 2018 Chardonnay Pearl Collection comes Block 26, where the vineyard’s brisk air is most pronounced. The result is a rare find in Paso Robles: a varietally true Chardonnay with a singular sense of place.

11 months in French Oak (30% new)
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Food Pairing Notes
Beautiful with shrimp scampi or lobster tails.
Tasting Notes
The 2018 Chardonnay opens with luscious aromas of citrus, butterscotch, and crème brûlée. A soft, creamy texture unfolds with flavors of pear, pineapple, caramel and vanilla. The creaminess ultimately comes into focus on the finish, with notes of lemon zest and mineral adding lift to a lively, lingering conclusion.
Production Notes
The 2018 Chardonnay Pearl Collection is a limited-edition wine that aims to offer both opulence and balance. We held nothing back on the making of this wine. It was entirely fermented in 30-percent new French oak barrels, and later underwent full secondary malolactic fermentation for added dimension and fullness. It was also matured for 11 months in French oak, with periodic lees stirring to develop an enhanced mouthfeel. The result is a Chardonnay that is unabashedly rich without sacrificing elegance.