2018 Joyce Vineyards Escolle Vineyard Chardonnay

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About the Wine

Joyce Wine Company tells the stories of Monterey County’s unique terroir through Russell Joyce's unique winemaking ability, a second-generation winemaker who grew up working amongst the vines at the family’s estate. Russell showcases the area’s premier AVAs in a classic and minimal approach to winemaking. He utilizes this approach to create wines of purity and elegance while focusing on the local varietals grown in Monterey County and its surroundings. Russell is quickly becoming one of the best winemakers in California. His Chardonnay's and Pinot Noirs will one day challenge the top producers of Burgundy for white and red wine supremacy. You heard it hear first.

The fruit for this Chardonnay comes from Escolle Vineyard located at the Northern end of the Santa Lucia Highlands. This site is impeccably farmed by the Caraccioli Family, who are incredible stewards of their land. Very low water usage translates into low yields of intense fruit full of flavor and acidity. The strong marine influence and well-drained gravelly loam soils of Chualar combine to deliver Chardonnay fruit that showcases both power and finesse.

Tasting notes: White Wine. 100% Chardonnay. On the nose, a tantalizing bouquet of rosehips, stone fruit, clove spice, handmade dough, and river stone tickles the senses. The palate is rich yet elegant driven by apple, bosc pear, wild peach, complemented by steely minerality and fresh brioche.

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