Chardonnay presents the perfect opportunity to experience terroir through a lens other than Pinot noir. Our Estate Chardonnay and our Estate Pinot Noir are the two most transparent expression of Bethel Heights terroir in our portfolio.The sixteen acres of Chardonnay in our Estate vineyards include 3 acres of the old Wente selection, planted on its own roots in 1977. More recent plantings include several different “Dijon clone” selections planted in 1994, 1999and 2008.
The Bethel Heights Chardonnay 2013 is a crisp, energetic white wine. The palate displays a lush balance between mouthwatering acidity and crisp fruit flavor. The finish is long, lively, and nearly irresistible.
This white wine is made from certified sustainably grown grapes. The grapes were whole-cluster pressed and then barrel fermented in French oak. The wine was aged sur lees with complete malolactic fermentation. Enjoy this finely crafted white wine from Bethel Heights. It will pair nicely with a variety of seafood dishes or simple roasted chicken with lemon.