The Crusher 2017 Chardonnay opens with aromas of lemon-ginger wafers, fresh Pippin apple, honey and sweet vanilla. The is fermented with French oak giving the final blend rich texture on the palate with toasted hazelnut and baked pie crust flavors. The wine is very well-balanced with a core of bright fruit, layers of flavor and a long, plush finish.
With its moderate climate, and diverse terroir, the state of California offers many distinct AVAs. For our Unoaked Chardonnay, grapes were sourced throughout California’s prime grape growing regions. Known for its abundant sunshine which helps to ensure a reliable extended growing season, the “Golden State” has become an American winemaking mecca on par with the other great wine regions of the world. California boasts nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs), that encompass over a half million acres of vineyards, supporting a diverse varietal mix. Cool climate varietals like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive in the fog-bathed coastal areas, while the warmer inland valleys provide the perfect conditions for heartier heat loving varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc.
More than 110 years ago, the Sebastiani family embarked on a winemaking journey, setting down roots in Sonoma, California. With passion, hard work and decades of pioneering in the wine industry now under their belt, a mission to deliver varietally expressive, premium quality wines sourced from the Golden State’s finest regions was born- introducing The Crusher.