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Sweet Chardonnay

$34.00

Unfortunately, due to legal restrictions on shipments of wine and other alcoholic beverages, we are currently only shipping wine to states that are reciprocal with California. Those states include: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, LA, ME, MI, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, WA, WI, WV and WY.

Back for the 2021 harvest, we once again made a Sweet Chardonnay at Thornton Winery. For this wine, we sourced some lovely cool weather fruit from Rick’s Vineyard in Monterey County. Fermented in stainless steel to retain the lovely Chardonnay fruit characters, we stopped fermentation with 3.5% natural sugar. This is a wine you’ll want to drink up as it won’t benefit from additional age.

Aroma: Subtle apple, pear and citrus, with a hint of pineapple.
Palate: Balanced light sweetness, with apple and light pineapple flavors. It has a slight spiciness on the finish. Light acidity balances the residual sugar.
Pairing: With the varied fruits and sweetness, this wine will pair wonderfully with fruit desserts that are not excessively sweet. Try apple or peach pie; Bananas Foster would be wonderful with this.