California white wine Wisteria Chardonnay comes in a large 1.5 Liter bottle. This California chardonnay wine is produced with select grapes. A crisp California Chardonnay, it has rich apple and pear notes balanced by sweet vanilla oak. It is great for entertaining or just relaxing at home, and the price is right.
Wisteria Winery is in the up-and-coming Lodi wine region. Situated between the San Francisco Bay area and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Lodi boasts of a classic Mediterranean climate, with warm, dry, sunny days and cool, clear evenings. As temperatures rise in the central valley during the day, cool maritime breezes are pulled directly across the Lodi region creating a distinctive climate that has made this an ideal location for growing premium winegrapes. The warm sun ripens the grapes slowly and naturally while the cool air from the Pacific maintain the correct level of acidity which ensures the proper balance in the finished wines. Wisteria Chardonnay grapes were sourced from the vineyards in the Arroyo Seco AVA in Monterey County, where high winds, dry days, and bay fogs create a cool, but very long, growing season. Loamy sand and gravelly loam soils are mixed with stones which limit root growth and vine vigor. These growing conditions are ideal for cool-climate grapes such as Chardonnay. These excellent conditions lead to full, forward fruit flavors and ideal acidity. After fermentation in stainless
steel, the wine was aged in small French and American oak barrels for seven months. Chardonnay has a natural
affinity to oak. Spending time in barrels give the wine a softness and complexity that is reflected in the nose as vanilla and on the palate as
butterscotch. Wisteria Chardonnay has a clear, light gold color. It has generous, forward fruit featuring apple,
nectarine and tropical fruit notes. The palate is dry and full-bodied, complemented by crisp acidity and hints of vanilla and toast from the barrels. The finish is long and pleasant. Best served slightly chilled, Wisteria Cellars matches very well with chicken and with dishes that are served with butter or a cream sauce.