2018 POPPY Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands

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POPPY Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands

¥3,300 (incl. tax)

Situated in the heart of the Monterrey Wine Country, Poppy was founded by the Silva Family in 2003 with an eye toward producing excellent Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon in several Central Coast appellations, such as Santa Lucia Highlands, Arroyo Seco, Monterey and Paso Robles. This Chardonnay was sourced exclusively from a hillside vineyard in the cool Santa Lucia Highlands. Whereas past vintages drew from several coastal vineyards, the focus this year was on showcasing the unique qualities of this single site. The resulting wine is beautifully balanced and luscious with a clean, inviting nose that showcases tropical fruit, floral notes (especially orange blossom), citrus, and subtle spice. The generous palate offers flavors of tropical and stone fruit enhanced by well-balanced acidity. This is a wine to savor and enjoy, a true testament to the quality of grapes grown in the Santa Lucia Highlands.

About this Wine


Country USA
Region California
Appellation(s) Santa Lucia Highlands (Monterey)
Winery Poppy
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 8.2 x 29.5
Case Size 34.0 x 26.0 x 30.0
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code PP18CH
UPC 892186000239
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Tasting notes

90 Points — Decanter.

Aromas of golden apple, ripe citrus, and tropical fruit with notes of almond, vanilla and oak open up to rich flavors that play with touches of toasty oak, refreshing citrus, mineral notes, and bright acidity in the finish.

Production


Vinification

Hand-harvested were gently pressed as whole clusters, then fermented in both jacketed stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels. Some of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation.

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