Sean Minor Wines 2018 'Four Bears' Chardonnay, Central Coast

Sean Minor Wines 2018 'Four Bears' Chardonnay, Central Coast

Item Number: 13172

UPC: 0-859139001217

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Central Coast
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Total Acidity: .64 g/100ml
pH: 3.64

Winemaking Notes: The fruit for this Chardonnay was 100% whole-cluster pressed to minimize astringency from the skins and immediately racked to stainless steel. Once settled, a portion was fermented in small French oak barrels while the remaining lot was left in stainless steel tanks to ferment. The slow and cool fermentation allowed the wine to develop a balance of ripe tropical fruit flavors and crisp apple and mineral nuances. Once primary fermentation was completed, a portion of the wine went through malolactic fermentation which softens the wine and provides a perfect balance.

Tasting Notes: This Central Coast Chardonnay is a golden straw color and displays aromas of apricot, apple, and honeydew with subtle notes of butter. On the entry, tropical fruit notes with green apple flavors are framed by nice acidity which integrates well with the medium body mouth feel. The green apple and pear with juicy acidity provides a lengthy finish.