Lloyd Chardonnay is an unabashed California Chard. The grapes come from two of my favorite Sangiacomo Vineyards, Home Ranch and Green Acres in the Carneros region. Picked at their peak of ripeness, the grapes are gently pressed, settled, and moved to barrels to be cold fermented. The room is kept at a very low temperature keeping the wine from fermenting too rapidly and thus losing its aromatics. The wine slowly undergoes primary and secondary fermentation for nine months before being racked off its primary lees, filtered, and bottled. Aromatics of pineapple, vanilla, and tropical fruit jump out of the glass. A rich mouth-feel balanced with just enough acidity allow the wine to disappear quickly, leaving you waiting for the next taste… enjoy! Production of the 2012 Chardonnay was 3654 cases.