Our Chardonnay shows classic varietal charm, delivering the perfect
combination of pear, apple and ripe tropical fruit flavors woven together with toasty
oak spices. Hints of citrus and a round mouthfeel finish out the palate, evolving in
layers of pineapple, red apple and vanilla. Fermenting and aging for 4 months on
French, Hungarian & American Oak along with lees stirring and partial malolactic
fermentation lend depth and texture to the vibrant flavors.
Our Beaulieu Vineyard California Chardonnay is sourced from select vineyards
throughout Central California and the North Coast. The vineyards are bathed in
sunshine during the day and cooled by the marine layer in the evening, ensuring even
and steady ripening of the grapes. The Beaulieu Vineyard Chardonnay grapes were
picked as soon as they exhibited the ideal balance of acidity and ripe fruit flavors.
We craft our California Chardonnay with a balanced approach. Our winemaking
team works closely with our viticulturist to determine the perfect time to harvest.
Once the grapes were brought into the winery, a majority of the fruit undergoes
fermentation in stainless steel tanks to retain the rich purity of the fruit. A small
percentage of the grapes are aged in seasoned French, Hungarian and American oak to
add to the wine’s depth of flavor and lush mouthfeel.