The Simple Life 2018 Chardonnay is very approachable with lifted aromas of ripe pear, Honeydew melon, Meyer lemon, and fresh stone fruit. The attractive bouquet on the nose rings true on the palate where juicy, tropical fruit flavors work well with the soft vanilla custard and toasted almond notes. The wine is well-balanced with bright fruit, creamy texture, and a lingering crisp mineral finish.
At harvest, the Chardonnay grapes were picked at optimum ripeness and received at the winery in the cool morning hours. Only 50% of the Chardonnay was fermented with oak while the remainder was fermented in stainless steel to preserve the bight fruit character in the wine. This Chardonnay does not go through malolactic fermentation, again allowing it to maintain its lively acidity and pure, bright fruit character. This wine is meant to showcase fruit from the premier California vineyards individually selected for this Chardonnay wine.
The Simple Life Philosophy
We treasure this small town, California life, and its simple pleasures - like walking downtown and shopping at family-owned grocery stores, cooking with fresh ingredients from local farms, and drinking wine made by our family and friends who have been here for generations. We created these wines for the people that enjoy the simple things in life; friends, family, and a glass of wine.