2013 Allure Chardonnay - Lodi
Our 2013 DeLiese Cellars Chardonnay shows bright, intense aromas of tropical fruit, pear, and green apple. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with bright acids and soft oak notes reminiscent of candied apricots. A long, balanced and smooth finish leaves a memorable impression.
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
After harvesting, fruit for the DeLiese Chardonnay is whole-cluster pressed and subsequently fermented in stainless steel. Once fermentation was complete, our DeLiese Chardonnay was barrel aged in French oak barrels for eighteen (18) months, 30% of which are new, adding complexity and hints of vanilla to the bright fruit qualities of this wine. The wine is racked twice during barrel aging and sterile filtered just prior to bottling.
||SS + 18 months in FO