Michael David Winery Chardonnay 2017
Rich and golden, this wine offers tropical aromas and flavors of ripe pear and minerals. It shows tropical flavors of pineapple, creamy lemon, and floral notes. The oak is subtle, with butter and vanilla from barrel aging. Medium body, barrel-fermented, and a nice, fruity finish.
100% Lodi Chardonnay. The Phillips family has been farming since Andrew Harshner and his wife Lucille homesteaded 160 acres near the town of Lodi, following the Civil War in the 1860s. Originally devoted to vegetables, the Phillips' farm evolved to include many different fruits, including 15 different wine varietals that were shipped throughout the country during Prohibition with instructions on "how not to have the grapes turn into wine." These days, Michael and David Phillips represent the fifth generation of growers in Lodi with their 650 acres of premium wine grapes. From numerous hand pickings throughout the ripening period, their winemakers produce three distinct Chardonnays that are later blended into a final wine just prior to bottling. Handcrafted from the Phillips family's vineyards, their Chardonnay is a fusion of style, showcasing the best qualities this varietal has to offer. From numerous hand pickings throughout the ripening period, their winemakers produce three distinct Chardonnay that were later blended into this final wine just prior to bottling. From a crisp, fruit-driven style which was fermented and aged in stainless steel, to a softer, more-round, French-oak-barrel-fermented wine, this Chardonnay captures the best qualities each style offers. The end result is this beautifully balanced wine with ripe tropical fruit and great natural acid.