5 Months New French Oak
90% Chardonnay, 5% Viognier, 5% Chenin Blanc
Wine Enthusiast Magazine "Best Buy" - 87 Points (May 2017)
The Kautz Family was the first to plant Chardonnay in the Lodi region and, today, they grow Chardonnay in several of Lodi’s sub-appellations, including Mokelumne River and Sloughouse. These different vineyards provide diverse soils and that, when combined, create a more complex wine than one location alone.
Our Chardonnay exhibits refreshing aromas of fresh green apples, citrus, and tropical fruits. As it dances across the palate, light citrus layered with fresh peaches fills the mouth as soft vanilla and oak notes linger. Good acidity gives it a crisp balance with a creamy medium-length finish.
Food Pairing Notes
World renowned for its versatility, Chardonnay is extremely versatile and pairs well with many types of cuisine. For a starter, try it with French onion soup. It’s a classic with fish and shellfish. Trout almandine and grilled scallops are one of our favorites.