Mendocino County Chardonnay | Monte Rio

As a restaurant buyer and wine lover Patrick Cappiello was always frustrated by the lack of affordable, honest wines from California. Monte Rio, his project with Cali wine giant Pax Mahle, is looking to address that.  This Pacific influenced Chardonnay from Redwood Valley is fresh, juicy and fruit forward.

Region:

California

Appellation:

Redwood Valley

Variety / Blend:

Chardonnay:

Climate:

Maritime

Soils:

Thin, rocky and rich in iron

Farming:

Uncertified organic

Altitude:

800 metres

Fermentation:

Stainless steel

Ageing:

5 months in neutral oak