Big toasted oak, marshmallow, pear, pineapple, and buttery aromas. Our El Gordo Chardonnay has a rich, creamy mouthfeel with flavors of dried apricot, vanilla and a touch of nuttiness. This golden hued and full bodied wine has an oaky sweetness and is smooth, and silky. Flavors of honey and cotton candy are prevalent throughout the wine as well as on the finish.
Clone and single block selections
SIP Certified Sustainable
Diablo series, clay loam, rocky marine sediment, volcanic remnants
100% malolactic and barrel fermented
Aged on the lees for 9 months on 50% new French Oak
The 2020 growing season featured a mild start to summer which allowed the grapes to ripen slowly. The region saw much warmer harvest temperatures which helped accelerate ripening and bring the grapes’ natural acidity into beautiful balance.