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Wine

Chardonnay

Winery

Balius

Region

California Central Coast

Varietal

Chardonnay

Aging

42% of the blend was aged in 100% French oak barrels, 16% new. While in barrel the wine was kept on its lees and hand-stirred two times per month. The balance of the blend was aged in stainless steel. All of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was fined and polish filtered before bottling.

Tasting Notes

The Balius Chardonnay displays intense aromas of ripe pear, stonefruit, candied pineapple, and vanilla bean. On the palate the wine is medium-to full-bodied with a creamy texture packed with ripe peach, nectarine, and pineapple. A mineral-laced finish provides a perfect counter-balance to the lush and abundant flavors of this fantastic and inexpensive Chardonnay.