Our Dark Horse Chardonnay offers bright abundant aromas of baked apple and peaches, layered with buttery notes of toasted oak and caramel. The rich, creamy flavors of this Chardonnay are nicely complemented by a refreshingly crisp acidity, culminating in a smooth, lingering finish.
At Dark Horse Wine, we wholeheartedly believe that fortune favors the bold. Winemaker Beth Liston marshals the best agricultural and winemaking resources from around the globe to deliver the unexpected: a bold wine that outperforms its price.
The grapes for our Chardonnay were selected from premier California vineyards by our Winemaker Beth Liston. Throughout the 2014 growing season, Beth visited these vineyards daily to determine which blocks would make it to the final blend. In 2014, Beth noted it was a dry and warm year, making canopy management key to allow just the right amount of sunlight on the berries, resulting in an ideal balance of flavor and acidity in the glass.
The grapes for our Dark Horse Chardonnay were harvested during low night temperatures to preserve fresh fruit flavors. Fermentation occurred at temperatures between 55°-62°F with selected aromatic yeast resulting in intense aromatics and an expressive mouthfeel. Following fermentation, the wine was kept in stainless steel tanks to preserve the brightness and balance.
Titratable Acidity: 0.53g/100ml
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: .80g/100ml