This classically-styled Chardonnay is nicely structured and well balanced, with a subtle acid backbone. Flavors of apple and crisp pear are seamlessly woven with notes of citrus, minerality, and a hint of vanilla. Grapes for the Carpe Diem Chardonnay have been selected from the Firepeak vineyard, nestled in the picturesque Edna Valley. The cool coastal climate of the Edna Valley allows for one of the longest growing seasons in California, and produces fruit that is ideal for this full, rich and complex wine.
Carpe Diem wines are based on the elegant and refined Burgundy winemaking style which reflects the uniqueness of their soil and varietal characters....
Carpe Diem wines are based on the elegant and refined Burgundy winemaking style which reflects the uniqueness of their soil and varietal characters. Vine stressing is utilized to force the vines to grow deeper into the earth where the vines begins to inherit the ?earthy? characteristics so well known in a great French Burgundy. Small open top fermentors are used, with each clone kept separately until the final blend. The percentages of new oak used in the treatment of the wine are conservative using less than 50% to allow for the varetial characteristics to be the main focus.