The 2018 vintage continues to consistently elevate Lava Cap’s Chardonnay. Zesty lemon and apple blossom aroma lead into pleasant apple and pear flavors. Vanilla notes complement a lightly toasted pie crust finish.
Growing premium mountain fruit is the keystone to the production of our unique Chardonnay. The vineyards are planted at varying elevations and aspects to capture an array of flavors and complexities.
The attention to flavor development continues in the cellar where our Chardonnay ferments in 100% French oak barrels. During fermentation the wine is stirred on the lees in a labor intensive practice referred to as Battonage, resulting in the slight biscuity finish. The 2018 Chardonnay fruit flavors are bolstered by pleasant acidity and a touch of oak on the finish.
Gold - 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine May 2020
Harvest Date: Early September 2018
Bottled: September 2019
Cases Produced: 5000