Wine Maker Notes
The Carneros AVA, the southernmost part of Sonoma, is invariably cool and windswept a good part of each day, thanks to strong breezes from San Pablo Bay. Carneros enjoys a long, moderate growing season that allows the grapes to mature slowly and evenly, giving balanced fruit that is rich in color, flavor and acidity.Light gold in color, our Chardonnay displays just a hint of oak so as not to overwhelm the fruit. The wine is medium-bodied and nicely balanced with the acidity and a toasty mid-palate in harmony with fresh fruit flavors of pear and apple.The Isabel Mondavi Chardonnay is an ideal complement to a variety of dishes thanks to its lively acidity, layered fruit and impeccable balance. Pair with white meats, baked fish, and cheeses made from cow or goat milk.