2018 Fact Sheet – Zanon Chardonnay Dry Creek Valley
2018 Zanon Chardonnay
Dry Creek Valley
The vineyards for this fruit are located at the southern end of the historic Dry Creek Valley. This pedigreed region has long been known for great vineyards and wines. The vineyards benefit from the close proximity to the cool-climate Russian River Valley. This microclimate and unique combination of alluvial soils, sun, and fog offer ideal conditions to develop fruit exhibiting exceptional fruit flavors, balance, and acidity.
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Aging: 7 months in American oak combined the 85% stainless steel
Plenty of spring rains started the 2018 growing season followed by ideal growing conditions. Harvested between mid-September and the first week of October, 85% of the juice went to stainless steel tanks for fermentation, showcasing the fresh fruity flavors. The remaining balance was barrel fermented separately for 7 months adding some creaminess and complexity before they were combined. What you have is a very drinkable rounded wine with luscious fruit and balanced acidity.
Zanon Chardonnay is a clean and refreshing blend of the combination of stainless steel and barrel fermented wines. A beautiful straw yellow color, its aromas of peach and pineapple mingle with the fruity flavors of citrus and a kiss of toasty oak. Enjoy this wine upon release or within 1-3 years as no aging is required.