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Hearst Ranch Winery – Chardonnay Glacier Ridge

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Monterey County
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The Facts

UPCs 2021 (750ml) - 8 52842 11201 0
Origins USA - CA > Monterey County > Monterey County
Appellation Monterey County
Varietal Chardonnay
Winemaking Low yields, early harvest with neutral oak and stainless steel aging methods
Aging 6 months in 10% twice-used French Oak
Production 3250 cases
Markets California

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The Character

Overall Harmonious & restrained
Aromas Crisp apple, lemon zest & ripe tropicals
Mouthfeel Creamy (not buttery) texture
Tasting Notes Aromatics show limestone-inspired minerality that harmonizes with the hints of medium-toasted oak and fresh straw that are provided through the restrained oak regiment. The cool climate acidity is evident throughout the palate, framing in the varietally correct flavors of crisp apple and lemon zest. As this wine opens a bit, the finish lengthens and creates a beautiful finish.
Pairings Pineapple guava ice cream, Burre blanc sauce

The Story

By combining the neutral oak and stainless steel aging vessels we are able to produce a balanced Chardonnay with tropical flavors and aromas yielding a creamy (not buttery) texture.
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About Hearst Ranch Winery

Brand Story

Jim Saunders dream of owning and farming his own vineyard became a reality with the acquisition of the ranch in 1992 with his wife, Debi. Soil testing and site evaluation began within a year. The arbuckle clay loam and sandy soils of these South and West facing hills were discovered to be ideal for farming wine grapes. The meso-climate of Eastern Paso Robles combined with the diversity in soil types and elevations made a perfect site to grow Bordeaux, Rhone and Spanish varietals - initial planting starting in 1993. In 2010 Steve Hearst and Jim Saunders began their business and personal relationship. As the saying goes, “a meeting of the minds” developed into this project – Hearst Ranch Winery.

Brand Story

Jim Saunders dream of owning and farming his own vineyard became a reality with the acquisition of the ranch in 1992 with his wife, Debi. Soil testing and site evaluation began within a year. The arbuckle clay loam and sandy soils of these South and West facing hills were discovered to be ideal for farming wine grapes. The meso-climate of Eastern Paso Robles combined with the diversity in soil types and elevations made a perfect site to grow Bordeaux, Rhone and Spanish varietals - initial planting starting in 1993. In 2010 Steve Hearst and Jim Saunders began their business and personal relationship. As the saying goes, “a meeting of the minds” developed into this project – Hearst Ranch Winery.

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