Stolo Creekside Vineyard, Cambria CA
2019 Creekside Estate Chardonnay
Aromas: Lemon, mountain herbs, lime pith, shortbread. Flavors/Texture: Light-med body, white flowers, mineral, wafer, bright acidity. Color: Pale Straw
The 2019 growing season started with high volumes of rain over winter and spring, with vine prunings finishing up in February because of the wet weather. This led to a staggered bud break from early March with the Hillside Reserve Chardonnay and finishing with Creekside Pinot Noir in early April. 2019 marked a cool and foggy growing season with good lignification from the long growing season, leading to rich full expressions of each varietal.
Native fermentation in barrel 100% Malolactic-native Aged sur lie (on the yeast) in barrel (15% new French oak) for 10 months. Bottled unfiltered.