Our estate Chardonnay vinyards in the Carneros region have deep, well-drained loamy soils, perfect for grape growing. Cooler temperatures provide for a long and even growing season, allowing the fruit to fully ripen in harmony with the vines’ physiological development. The Etude Chardonnay is sourced exclusively from our Estate vineyard in Carneros. The vineyard is farmed to Etude’s exacting standards, using ecologically sound viticultural practices. We grow and ultimately pick focusing on intensity of flavor, strong varietal delineation and ideal natural balance.
A pure, distinguished Chardonnay, this is rich and concentrated, yet elegantly vibrant. On the palate, the Estate Grown Chardonnay offers lemon curd, Bartlett pear, apple and citrus, but the fruit is balanced with acidity and citrus blossom notes, letting this wine be a versatile companion to food. The notable concentration of fruit comes from the low yielding selections and a subtle sur lie note adds nuance and depth.