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Cima Collina 2015 Tondre Grapefruit Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands
Cima Collina 2015 Tondre Grapefruit Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands
Cima Collina 2015 Tondre Grapefruit Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands

Located on the eastern side of River Road, this site has well- drained sandy-loam soil with southwestern exposure (not to mention a resplendent view of the Salinas Valley below). The region receives plentiful sunshine during the day but is cooled in the afternoon by ocean breezes that sweep through the Salinas Valley from Monterey Bay. All of these characteristics make this one of the country’s premier grape growing regions. Tondre Alarid, the patriarch of the Alarid family & lifelong farmer, planted 6-1/2 acres of winegrapes in 1997 — naming it a “Grapefield” to reflect his family’s farming heritage — but the vineyard has since grown to just over 100 acres under the management of Joe, Tondre’s son. 2014 vintage offered an optimal ripening season — perfect for developing complex flavors in white wine.

Aromas and flavors of toasty oak, vanilla, butterscotch, melon with a long lengthy finish. This is our most opulent, concentrated and complex Chardonnay yet but still retains balanced acidity. It is wonderful slightly chilled with herb roasted chicken or Dungeness crab cakes.

Vinous - 90 Points
"Limpid yellow. Ripe pear nectarine and buttered toast on the fragrant nose plus hints of jasmine and honey that build in the background. Silky broad and nicely concentrated offering plush orchard and pit fruit flavors along with sweet butter and toasty lees flourishes. The floral note returns on a long creamy finish that echoes the floral note."

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White

Varietal

Chardonnay

Vintage

2015

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Alcohol content

14.7%

Appellation

California – Santa Lucia Highlands

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