2011 SPELLBOUND chardonnay, CALIFORNIA
The 2011 Spellbound Chardonnay features bright and lush tropical fruit flavors such as pineapple, banana, guava and kiwi. These bright favors are balanced with notes of vanilla and classic créme brûlée. Enjoy this wine on its own or with a variety of cuisine from the Pacific Rim to the fiery Southwest.
"Aging and fermentation take place in small oak barrels, which are the key signature to the wine. The oak works to call forth the density and complex oak characteristics of fresh vanilla bean and luscious créme brûlée. To maintain the crisp fresh fruit acidity within the wine, we ferment nearly ten percent of the wine in stainless steel. Everything about making Chardonnay is lively — the vibrant color, richness of flavors, and perfect balance. I guarantee this is a wine that will leave you Spellbound."
-Rob Mondavi Jr., 4th Generation Napa Valley Winemaker
Varietal Blend: 97.3% Chardonnay, 2.7% other proprietary white
Viticultural Area: Lodi, California
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Aging: Barrel & Stainless Steel Fermented
Titratable Acid: 6.0 g/L