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Vineyard InformationThe 120-acre Vista Montone is set to the east of Carneros in the American Canyon region overlooki...Read more...
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Vineyard InformationThe 120-acre Vista Montone is set to the east of Carneros in the American Canyon region overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The vineyard features rolling hills with a variety of exposures rising from 100-300 feet above sea level. Although the region is not entitled to the Carneros designation, it shares many geological and climatic characteristics with this renowned, cool-climate appellation. WinemakingOur goal with Vista Montone Chardonnay is to preserve varietal character and capture the personality of the site. After a gentle pressing the juice is fermented in French oak barrels (40% new) using Prisde Mousse yeast for a quick, clean fermentation. The lees are stirred regularly to add texture and the wine is bottled after seven months to retain elegance and freshness.Winemaker NotesVista Montone is a cool climate site similar in many ways to nearby Carneros. The grapes from this vineyard are always intense, balanced and well structure. Our 2005 is bright, floral and understated with lemon zest and toasted almonds on the palate and finish.Chef NotesThe rich full palate combined with nicely-integrated acidity make the Vista Montone Chardonnay one of the best "food" Chardonnays available. Scallops and Chardonnay are a natural. Our Chefs favorite Pan Seared Day Boat Sea Scallops over a Fire Roasted Pumpkin Risotto.Wine Information Composition: 100% Chardonnay Barrel Aging: Oak-100% French, 40% new Alcohol: 14.5% Total Acidity: .59g/100ml pH: 3.50 Cases: 7900 6-packs Release Date: July 2006
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