Creamy tropical fruit aromas range from pineapple to kiwi with Meyer lemon notes The mouthfeel is smooth, fresh and balanced with well-integrated toasted oak. The 2016 Oro Bello Chardonnay is ready to drink and will keep easily for up to three years.
20% of the fruit comes from Piziali Vineyard in the Chalk Hill AVA, Sonoma. This AVA is named for the chalky white ash that is volcanic in origin, which characterizes the soils which are shallow and encourages low yield – full concentration of flavor and nicely balanced acids. The other 70% of fruit comes from Lodi which is located at the northern edge of San Joaquin Valley, east of San Franciso Bay. Lodi enjoys a similar climate and growing conditions to its coastal neighbors Napa and Sonoma. Lodi's soil are rich in granitic-based minerals that lend complex flavors.
"Like a pear tart, this wine from a new small producer is full of baking spices, butter and fruit from the first whiff to the lingering, rich finish. While dry, it's full-bodied, very lush and viscous in texture, and the yummy flavors are bold without going to extremes." – Wine Enthusiast, 90pts