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Ancient Peaks – Chardonnay

United States
California
Wine
White

The Facts

Origins United States > California > Santa Margarita Ranch

Appellation Paso Robles

Varietal Chardonnay

Cepage 96% Chardonnay, 4% Viognier

Winemaking Light press. 66% cold-fermented in stainless. Remainder was barrel-fermented & aged in 40% new oak with secondary malo.

Aging 5 months stainless (30% French oak)

Alcohol Content 13.5 %

Serendipity Markets Texas

The Character

Tasting Notes The 2020 Chardonnay offers floral, tropical aromas of papaya and banana with hints of pear. A round, luscious texture fills the mouth with flavors of pineapple and honeydew melon, with trailing notes of fresh citrus and minerality. Sweet notes of vanilla spice linger on a soft, elegant finish.

Mouthfeel Round & luscious

Aromas Pineapple, honeydew melon, fresh citrus and minerality.

Selling Point All estate, SIP Certified, cooler part of Paso Robles.

Pairings Steamed lobster, baked salmon, chicken with lemon butter.

Awards 92 Tasting Panel (2020)

Sustainability Certified Sustainable t, Vegan t, Sustainable In Practice t

The Story

Our estate Margarita Vineyard is cradled along the coastal Santa Lucia Mountains just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Here, amid one of the Paso Robles region’s coolest growing environments, conditions are optimal for producing a varietally true Chardonnay with a singular sense of place. We perform multiple picks during harvest to create a wine that strikes a fine balance between the leaner and richer styles of the varietal, all with the intent to create a versatile, food-friendly Chardonnay.

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Brand Story

Ancient Peaks represents the shared vision of three longtime local winegrowing and ranching families—the Filipponis, Rossis and Wittstroms. Two generations are actively involved in the winery’s daily operations, all dedicated to producing extraordinary wines from Margarita Vineyard. In 2005, the three families acquired ownership and control of the Margarita Vineyard which stands alone as the southernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles region, tucked beneath the peaks of the Santa Lucia Mountains just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean.


Brand Story

Ancient Peaks represents the shared vision of three longtime local winegrowing and ranching families—the Filipponis, Rossis and Wittstroms. Two generations are actively involved in the winery’s daily operations, all dedicated to producing extraordinary wines from Margarita Vineyard. In 2005, the three families acquired ownership and control of the Margarita Vineyard which stands alone as the southernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles region, tucked beneath the peaks of the Santa Lucia Mountains just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

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