2016 'Luck Dragon' Chardonnay
100% Unfiltered Chardonnay
Released 7/8/17 ・ 56 Cases ・ 13.5% ALC
Aromas of white peach, buttered popcorn, and pineapple. Creamy flavors of buttery tropical tart followed by coconut and toasted almonds. Ripe peach and tropical fruit lingers on the finish with a hint of minerality.
Ratings + Awards
Silver :: 2017 Great Northwest Wine Invitational
Our first Chardonnay was made to bridge the gap between two very polar styles--buttery and fruity. To achieve roundness and just enough butteriness, we barrel-aged our Chardonnay for 7 months in 100% new French oak and stopped our malo-lactic fermentation at 25%. We feel this method preserved the wonderful tropical fruit flavors courtesy of the exceptionally hot 2016 growing season. To add a touch of old-world character, we bottled the 2016 Luck Dragon Chardonnay without filtration.