CHARDONNAY

2010 SIERRA MADRE VINEYARD CHARDONNAY,
SANTA MARIA VALLEY

On the nose, bright citrus aromas are accented by fresh meringue with a hint of vanilla. On the palate, enjoy the essence of Sierra Madre’s unique fruit—rich, mouthfilling flavors of crisp citrus fruit with adelicate, balanced pear finish. Sierra Madre’s natural acidity will allow thiswine to age gracefully and improve for an exceptionally long period. Serving suggestions for this delicious wine include pan-seared diver scallops, poached salmon with lemon and butter, steamed freshlobster with drawn butter, and herbroasted free range chicken.   

PURCHASE WINE    2010 Fact Sheet

2009 SIERRA MADRE VINEYARD CHARDONNAY,
SANTA MARIA VALLEY

The result of the long 2009 growing season in this ideal coastal locale is a rich wine with considerable texture, superlative natural acidity and loads of fruit. On the nose, fresh tropical fruit aromas are accented by creamy apples and pears with a hint of vanilla. In the mouth, enjoy the essence of Sierra Madre’s unique fruit—rich, mouth-filling flavors of crisp citrus fruit with a delicate, balanced finish. Sierra Madre’s natural acidity will allow this wine to age gracefully and improve for an exceptionally long period.

PURCHASE WINE 2009 Fact Sheet

2008 SIERRA MADRE VINEYARD CHARDONNAY,
SANTA MARIA VALLEY

Cherimoya tropical fruit aromas and hints of vanilla and fresh meringue, are driven by the Dijon clonal selection and the French oak barrel aging. On the palette, there is mouth-watering,crisp citrus, followed by ripe apple and a Bosc pear finish. This is one of the best examples of a Burgundian style Chardonnay the Central Coast can offer.

A rich shellfish dish, such as steamed fresh lobster with drawn butter is a perfect pairing for this Chardonnay.

Available in 375 mL (splits), 750 mL, and 1.5 Liter bottles

PURCHASE WINE    2008 Fact Sheet

Chardonnay History and Selection at FPS [reprint from the Foundation Plant Services (UC Davis) Grape Program Newsletter 2007]