2016 Reserve Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley
Our Reserve Chardonnay program boasts 100% barrel fermentation with native yeasts with the goal of expressing the true terroir of the Kunde Estate. Sur lies aging, bi-weekly stirring and a complete malolactic fermentation rounds out the mouth feel. The wine was aged for 11 months in French oak, 50% new, and bottled in August 2017.
“The Reserve Chardonnay from Kunde Family Winery is so much fun to create as this wine comes together much like a treasure hunt! Individual barrels of our many blocks of Chardonnay are sought out for maximum expression of the components of a complete wine. We look for barrels that show a high mouth feel, high acid, expressive oak and are fruit forward from a range of our estate vineyards. Let’s just say that this wine offers a bit of opulence for those Reserve moments in life!”