Intercept Chardonnay is medium-bodied with notes of spiced apples, citrus, and biscuit. Rich from barrel fermentation and sur lie aging, the wine has bright acidity with a lingering toasty oak finish.
PAIRING: Pairs well with seafood (salmon, crab, octopus), roasted chicken, and fresh summer salads.
VARIETAL TYPE: Cabernet Sauvignon.
APPELLATIONS: Monterey, California. (100% Arroyo Secco, single vineyard)
WINEMAKING: When making Intercept Chardonnay we target bright acidity with a rich mid-palate created by the extended sur lie aging. Made from a single vineyard, our Chardonnay was brought in in the early morning hours and gently pressed. The juice fermented in barrels (a blend of French and Eastern European, 25% new) and stainless steel. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and aged sur lie for 6 months.
RATINGS: San Francisco International Wine Competition, Silver Medal.
Bottle Size: 750 mL