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Top Chardonnay in USA!

April 27, 2023

We're excited to announce that our 2021 Chardonnay was selected by Vineapair as one of the 30 best Chardonnay's in 2023! 

The review states "This is volcanic Chardonnay. No, it’s not hot but from the dark soils of a lava cap in El Dorado, Calif. It’s quite fruit-forward with a waft of that volcanic, saline minerality. The oak is minimal, which is nice because there are so many other things happening in this refreshing wine."

The full review: 


"Perfect For

Dinner PartiesPicnics In The ParkWeekday Dinner Pairings

Drink If You Like

Albariño, Chardonnay , Chenin Blanc 

Lava Cap Winery Reserve Chardonnay 2021 Review

When a family of geologists gets into winemaking you know they have a fine-tuned sense of what soil works. Lava Cap is named for the site the Jones family found in 1981 that is rich in volcanic soil and foothill sunlight. This site comes through in the wine. The nose has prominent fruit that is balanced by a nice waft of minerality. There is a richness to the palate from the judicial oak exposure, but with excellent acidity so the mouthfeel is still refreshing."


The complete article can be found here


We're thrill with the recognition. To snag a bottle for yourself buy one here

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Lava Cap Winery
2221 Fruitridge Road, Placerville, CA 95667
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Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving,
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