2022 Riviera Wine Company Chardonnay
Blend: 100% Chardonnay AVA: Central Coast, Edna Valley Vintage: We had a cool spring and mild summer temperatures that extended the growing season making it one of the longest growing seasons on record for us. Harvest began in the fall allowing for increased flavors due to hang time. The weather was mild, and we had a long timeframe in which to carefully pick for optimal flavors. Yields were slightly above average, but the weather cooperated permitting us to have pronounced flavors and aromatics. We are very happy with the quality of the wine and the “numbers” (pH, TA, Alc.) are perfect resulting in very balanced wines. Color: Vibrant white-gold hue. Aroma: Vibrant yellow citrus blossom and fruit mix with complex aromas of honeysuckle, oak toast, and honey. Palate: Lemon curd, white and yellow tropical fruits, with creamy textures balanced by minerals and white pear. Crisp acidity and smooth tannins. Rich, concentrated and expansive with a long finish.