Burch Hall, Les Petites Vendanges, Chardonnay, Lodi, California 2009
Steve Burch, now the proprietor of Burch Hall winery is highly regarded throughout the California wine industry. After working at Mondovi Woodbridge doing research, and later recruited by Flora Springs in St. Helena as an assistant winemaker, Steve gained the experience that allowed him to establish Burch Hall in Nevada County, where he believes the conditions are ideal to make beautiful, long-lasting wines of depth and purity.
California’s Central Coast wine region is defined by its proximity to the ocean. The mountain ranges run east to west, creating natural alleyways allowing the cool ocean fog and breezes to flow into the coastal valleys and their vineyards, providing a long growing season. In the past 10 years, the Central Coast has grown into a world-class wine region. Growers sell much of their grapes to wineries throughout California, many of which are premium award-winning wines.
100% Chardonnay. Ripe tropical fruit explodes from the glass. The fruit is forward, rich, and mouth-coating. The finish is still fresh and bright, with hints of lime; kiwi and spice linger on the palate.