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Leaping Horse Chardonnay 2018


Medium bodied, with a pale-yellow hue, the 2018 Leaping Horse Chardonnay is bright and crisp, from start to finish. It has citrus highlights to green apples, pears and tropical fruit aromas and flavors. The finish shows a bit of lemon zest and a tight minerality that is refreshing and enjoyable.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
Ironstone practices sustainable viticulture such as crop reduction, leaf removal, organic materials and drip irrigation to improve the quality of the grapes and intensity of flavors. Cover crops, which attract beneficial insects, are also employed, as well as the placement of owl and wood duck boxes around the vineyards and ponds to help preserve the surrounding habitats. This Chardonnay comes from soils that are sandy loam and well-drained allowing the ripeness to come through to the grapes. The wine spends four months’ aging in new French oak.

Serving Hints
This Chardonnay should be served chilled on-its- own or paired with a variety of cuisines and dishes, such as vegetarian pastas, herb-roasted chicken, grilled salmon, barbecued scallops, seafood pasta in cream sauce, and other seafood or shellfish dishes.

Producer: Ironstone Vineyards
Region: Lodi, California
Country:United States
Wine Composition: 95% Chardonnay, 5% Viognier
Alcohol: 13.5%
Total Acidity: 5.1 G/L
Residual Sugar: 1.8 G/L
pH: 3.58

Press Highlights

2014: 'Best Buy' Wine Enthusiast, May 2016
2013: 86 Pts “Best Buy” Wine Enthusiast, Nov. 2014
2011: "Best Buy" Wine Enthusiast Sept 2014

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