2016 Campus Oaks Chardonnay, Lodi

  • Category: Campus Oaks Collection




The Campus Oaks Chardonnay is a harmonious blend of stainless steel fermented wine with a little bit of barrel fermented wine mixed in.  This unique profile results in a wine that is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

The wine has a golden straw color.  Lemon curd, honeydew melon, and toasted vanilla dance on the palate, while the slightly oaky finish is crisp and long.

How We Make It

Two thirds of our Campus Oaks Chardonnay is fermented in stainless steel tanks at a very cold temperature.  This results in a long, slow fermentation that builds in tropical fruit aromas and flavors.  The other third is fermented in oak barrels, aged on the lees, and put through malolactic fermentation.  This third has a softer, buttery, and vanilla spice characteristic.  Once the wine is blended, the result is a very dynamic wine that sets us apart from the "normal" Chardonnay.