Michael Sullberg Reserve Chardonnay 2018, California

For more than 3 decades, Michael Sullberg has worked to create a line of high quality wines at everyday prices. Following in her father’s footsteps, Leah Sullberg carries on the brand today, nurturing her father’s relationships with growers across California to deliver on her family’s commitment to Michael Sullberg wines. Vintage 2016 showed great quality in California, with El Niño rains nourishing vines and bringing in a bountiful yield. Grapes for this Chardonnay were sourced from some of California’s premium cool-climate regions, from the North Coast to the Delta Region of the Sacramento River. The micro-climate of this region produces ultra-ripe Chardonnay grapes that display fruit-forward characteristics. The winemaking team used traditional viticulture techniques to preserve the bright, fruit forward flavors of this wine while allowing the quality of 2016 to shine through. Classic Chardonnay aromas of stone fruit, citrus, and toast waft from the glass. With a medium body, exceptional depth of flavors and harmony, and a long finish, this wine is meant to be enjoyed any night of the week.