NEW RELEASE: 2016 Vintage
This wine comes primarily from the Cienega Vineyard in the Cienega Valley of San Benito County, just south of the town of Hollister. I was turned on to this vineyard by my good friend Ken Volk of Kenneth Volk Wines. It is an old vine Chardonnay Vineyard that was originally planted for Almaden back in the early 1950’s! It is a warmer site than Bien Nacido, but it makes up for some of that with the vine age!
This is a classic Qupé Chardonnay but with a distinct nod to the Cienega Vineyard. It’s a bit rounder and softer than our Y Block Chardonnay, but still with that nice round mouth feel that comes with barrel fermentation. The label says 13.5% alcohol, but it’s really closer to 13.0%, so easy for two people to enjoy with a meal…maybe even a second bottle on those nights when the Dodgers win!!
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