2016 DeLoach Chardonnay

Region: Central Coast, California

Variety: Chardonnay
Color: Pale Straw Yellow
Body: Medium
Aroma: Honeydew Melon, Lemon
Taste: Pear, Mango, Lemon, Vanilla
Acidity: Medium
Alcohol: 13.5% ABV

This Chardonnay is light and crisp and not the full-bodied, oak heavy, style you may expect.  It is produced in stainless steel and blended with a small amount of barrel-fermented Chardonnay. This keeps this wine lighter but still well balanced, and has a long pleasant finish. DeLoach Vineyards has been producing wines in Russian River Valley since 1975.  Since 2003 they have been bringing the techniques of Burgundy to their winemaking in the Russian River Valley, which they believe to be a prime region for Pont Noir and Chardonnay. DeLoach has grown its small-lot vineyard designate wine program, become a certified organic and Biodynamic estate vineyard. Wine & Spirits magazine has named DeLoach Vineyards a Top 100 Winery twelve times.