Dono Dal Cielo Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay 2009

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  • 2009

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Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Dono dal Cielo Vineyard:
In 1932, nestled in a quiet little valley in Placer County, Domingas and Maria Ferreira built Rancho Serra da Estrela, named after their native town in Portugal. The ranch and fertile farmland produced many decades of dairy products and fresh fruit including plums, peaches, cherries and pears. Though Rancho Serra da Estrela is no longer operational, another family is still sowing dreams in t... Read more
In 1932, nestled in a quiet little valley in Placer County, Domingas and Maria Ferreira built Rancho Serra da Estrela, named after their native town in Portugal. The ranch and fertile farmland produced many decades of dairy products and fresh fruit including plums, peaches, cherries and pears. Though Rancho Serra da Estrela is no longer operational, another family is still sowing dreams in the same quiet little valley. Today, 75 years later, William and Karen McGillivray are following their lifelong passion for that perfect balance of earth, sun and soul on 30 acres of the Ferreira's original ranch. That passion has brought them to their own Dono dal Cielo, meaning "gift from Heaven". In 2001, they began with just 10 acres and a shared vision. Their dedication to build, from the ground up, a vineyard that would be nurtured with their passion, hard work and excitement has brought them to where they are today. In 2002, they planted their first 7 acres with 6000 Zinfandel vines. Along with their original 6000 vines, the McGillivrays have added another 20 acres of land to their vineyard and are carefully nurturing the newest vines to be ready for harvest. William and Karen have lived in Newcastle for nearly 20 years, raising children, playing with their first beautiful grandchild and enjoying rural living. There is not a day that goes by that they are not in the vineyard and both cherish every moment...to watch their "gift from Heaven" come to life through their hands' work, their hearts' investment and the earth's patience. Read less

Tasting Notes:

The wine is fresh and bright with notes of apple, pear and Mandarin oranges. The finish is light and crisp with the true Chardonnay fruit flavors showing throughout. A year on oak makes this wine perfect for fish and poultry.

200 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.6%

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