Fathers + Daughters Cellars 2022 Chardonnay

Fathers + Daughters Cellars 2022 Chardonnay

The 2022 growing season started out with a long smooth cool Spring. This slow start to the season had us delayed a few weeks behind our neighbors to the south, and benefiting from an even and slow development. These near ideal conditions continued into the early season providing for great natural development of character. However, in early September, record temperatures hit Northern California accelerating sugars and challenging vintners. Luckily, cooler weather soon returned and even brought some rains to quench the fields. The remainder of the vintage was a return to slow and even development of flavors in the fruit and great vineyard identity.

Produced in the style of classic white wine, the grapes were handpicked and sorted directly into the press. The whole clusters were then gently pressed to liberate only the clearest juice from the grapes. The clear juice was settled and then racked into neutral French oak barrels where it underwent
fermentation and aging sur lie.

This Chardonnay is bright and focused exhibiting a transparent pale straw color in the glass. The nose shows aromas of jasmine, lemon blossom and wheatgrass, followed by lime zest and puffed rice. On the palate, this wine is smooth and refined with tropical flavors of starfruit and guava that meld with green apple, pear, fresh almond and a hint of Serrano. The finish is refreshing, with crisp acidity adding to lingering flavors of citrus, wet riverstone and toasted pine nut



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