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2018 Chardonnay

2018 Chardonnay
$24 wine club price - $19.20
Discounts available on 6 bottles or more

Tasting Notes

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.

Winemaker Notes

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

Wine Specs

Harvest Date: Early September 2018
Bottled: September 2019
Alcohol: 14.2%
pH: 3.4
Cases Produced: 5000

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Lava Cap Winery
2221 Fruitridge Road, Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-0175   directions
Tasting Room Hours
10am - 5pm daily (except New Year's Day,
Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas)