(From 2012 Vintage) Brisk, refreshing and bold in its rejection of oak, our Naked Chardonnay is the essence of sunny Santa Barbara, California. Luscious aromas and flavors shine bright without being hidden under a heavy cloud of oak. Naked Chardonnay was fermented in stainless steel to preserve the wine’s fruit character while aging on the lees for six months rounds out the mouth feel and adds a hint of Crème brûlée to the finish With fresh aromas of guava and apricot, Naked Chardonnay defines summer in a glass. Juicy flavors of Granny Smith apple and yellow peach, along with a bright acidity and crisp finish will have you coming back for more and more
(From 2007 Vintage) “Naked” is our expression for a No-Oak style of winemaking. The fruit was fermented in 100% stainless steel and NOT put through malolactic fermentation, in order to maintain the natural acid balance....