As a neutral-tasting wine-grape variety, Chardonnay is pretty much a blank canvas. In the hands of a talented winemaker with access to great terroir, it can be something quite special. Think of the great white Burgundies. Inexpensive Chard, on the other hand, is usually a big “meh.” Not so the 2012 Rotation Chardonnay from California. A deft blend of lightly oaked and unoaked juice (with 5% coming from the 2011 vintage to provide depth), this wine is rich and juicy, but not buttery or sweet in the least. At this low price point, it’s an extraordinary find. Try it with grilled mahi mahi and mango salsa, or something similar.
|The Art of the Vintage
I believe a good life is all about balance.
Now that’s exactly what I do with my wines.
Firstly start with ripe juicy grapes from pedigree vineyards in and around the Napa. Mature them in lightly toasted oak for some time. Soon enough the next vintage is upon us, just as the season completes its rotation thru summer. The grapes from this young new vintage goes directly into stainless steel tanks, to extract the fresh flavors and vibrancy. By blending the perfect amounts of each vintage together we create wines that show both structure and body but also the freshness of the fruit.
Thats what we call ‘‘The Art of the Vintage Rotation’’.
Hope you enjoy the wines and please rotate home safely.