2015 Marquis Reserve 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. Now this wine is the Chardonnay lovers’ wine!
After harvesting, the fruit for the DeLiese Chardonnay was whole-cluster pressed and subsequently fermented in stainless steel. Once fermentation was completed, our DeLiese Chardonnay was barrel aged in French Oak barrels for eighteen (18) months. 30% of the barrels were new, adding complexity and hints of vanilla to the bright fruit qualities of this wine. The wine was racked twice during barrel aging and sterile filtered just prior to bottling.