2018 Moniker Single Vineyard Chardonnay
Firm pear and apple fruit flavors are balanced with luminous minerality and a subtle framing of creamy vanilla toast.
An elegant Chardonnay that forgoes malolactic fermentation in order to showcase the signature Mendocino County taste profile.
The grapes were whole-cluster pressed immediately after harvest to minimize phenolic extraction, thus preserving the most pure expression of the fruit. The juice was cold settled, racked, and inoculated at 55 degrees with Maurivin Elegance, a cool fermenting yeast that promotes the fragrant and fruity aromas inherent in La Ribera Chardonnay.