There’s one word to describe California’s 2007 vintage—spectacular! 2007 began with lower-than-average winter rainfall and a warm spring that encouraged early budbreak. Moderate temperatures prevailed throughout the growing season for even ripening and development of good sugar-to-acid ratios. These conditions also fostered small, concentrated grapes that gave vibrant flavors to the Chardonnay. Overall, grape quality was high with ripe, lush flavors balanced with lively acidity.
Chalone's 2007 Estate Chardonnay is a true expression of their unique terroir capturing the very essence of their vineyard with toasty aromas of hazelnut, stone fruit, white pear and a unique minerality. On the palate, there is a bright acidity that mingles with flavors of fleshy pear, apricot, a bit of apple and is marked by Chalone’s distinctive minerality which comes from their vineyard’s unique limestone and decomposed granite soils.