Odonata Wines 2019 Stainless Chardonnay, Kapoor Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands
Winemaking: At harvest 23.5 Brix 3.3ph
Foot-stomped and left on the skins for two hours, and then whole cluster pressed to a stainless steel tank where primary fermentation took place for 14 days. The wine was transferred to 550 gallon stainless tank where it aged for 4 months before being filtered and bottled.
Finished wine: 13.4% alc
Tasting Notes: This classic Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay is mineral driven on the nose, and is accompanied by floral notes, citrus and sea salt. The palate is also fresh and vibrant, with flavors of lemon zest and black tea.
Vineyard: Kapoor Vineyard is a small 1 acre vineyard on the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains. On a clear day you can see the entire Silicon Valley! This tiny piece of land is perfect for crafting stainless steel Chardonnay. This vineyard sees plenty of heat and sunlight during the days which helps create intense flavors, but is extremely cooled down in the nights and mornings which balances out the wine.