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La Marisma Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

CHARDONNAY

Santa Cruz Mountains

LA MARISMA VINEYARD

A southwest facing, hillside vineyard tucked into an ocean-cooled valley near the town of Aptos, six miles from the Pacific. Mount Eden selection chardonnay planted in 1998. Soil type is a deep alluvial fan of sand & calcareous marine deposits with excellent drainage. Reliable morning fog results in daily temperature fluctuations of 40+ degrees. Pattern of fog/sun/fog ensures proper vine respiration & very even ripening.

2015 Techsheet

WINE PROFILE

AROMA

lemon oil, sea shell, lilikoi

FLAVOR

lemon curds, bay leaf, poached pear

FOOD PAIRINGS

grilled sardines, squid a la plancha, lemon risotto