Stephen Vincent Chardonnay 2020, North Coast, California

2020 vintage: Appellation: North Coast (86% Lake County, 14% Edna Valley). 100% Chardonnay. Winemaker Notes: Whole cluster pressed and direct to tank for cold-settling. The clear juice was racked to tank and inoculated. About 86% was fermented in neutral French oak barrels. Both tank and barrels were left sur lie for about 14 months to further develop this well-balanced chardonnay. Tasting Notes: Aromas of Meyer lemon, pear and pineapple are backed by rich vanilla bean. Bright flavors of yellow apple, nectarine and apricot expand on the palate, along with expressive notes of caramel. The round, smooth mouthfeel is balanced by a lively acidity. Vineyard Sourcing: North Coast, Lake County AVA & San Luis Obispo County, Edna Valley AVA.