2018 Cypress Vineyards Chardonnay
The 2018 Cypress Chardonnay is straw yellow in color with youthful hues. The inviting nose offers aromas of daffodil, ripe apple, and citrus, complemented on the palate by white peach, pineapple, and orange marmalade followed by a long creamy finish. The balanced acidity and rich texture is a perfect pairing for many dishes, including oven-roasted chicken or shrimp citrus risotto.
51.4% Monterey County, 46.9% Arroyo Seco, 1.3% Santa Lucia Highlands, 0.4% other
The windswept Cypress tree, the unmistakable signature plant of California’s coastal terrain, owes its twisted and gnarled appearance to the maritime air’s persistent movement inland and seaward. The ocean’s influence on the Central Coast winegrowing region is significant, keeping coastal and inland valleys refreshingly cool, while preserving the grapes’ natural acidity and flavor. For Cypress Vineyards Chardonnay, the daily cooling air from the Pacific moves directly from Monterey Bay down the appellations of the Salinas Valley, creating richly flavored Chardonnay with grapefruit, peach and tropical flavors. Harvesting and pressing in the vineyard at night ensures the preservation of these bright fruit characteristics and mouthwatering acidity.