Carefully selected Chardonnay grapes are sourced from nine diverse lots, including those from family-owned vineyards located in Monterey County. The grapes are harvested in the cool night hours and brought directly to the winery where they are gently pressed and separated into different lots, determined by the fruit’s flavors – the leaner lots are fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain their delicate aromas and bright acidity, while the richer lots are sent to age in French oak for six months to further develop flavors and complexity. All lots are brought together for final blending before bottling. This Chardonnay won "Best of Class" and received a 95 point score in the California State Fair Wine Competition. It shows aromas of green apple, citrus, honey and hints of soft, toasty oak. This medium-bodied Chardonnay offers a full, rich mouthfeel complemented by flavors of honeydew melon, lemon-lime, stone fruit and hints of spice, which lead to a long, refined finish. An outstanding value!
I have ordered Irony Pinot Noir several times, as my friends really like it, and the price is great. Thought I would try the Chardonnay, and find it is equally as good, and again, the price is very competitive. I am more than pleased with both wines.
I was pleasantly surprised with this wine. I bought it based on reviews, region (I only buy CA wines) and reasonable price. I am not an expert but have enjoyed this very nice chardonnay, great for the price!