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2018 Metallico Un-Oaked Chardonnay

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Metallico is chardonnay in its purest form, unadorned by oak. Select clones from top growers display intense tropical fruit and mineral aromas.

Metallico is sourced from some of Monterey’s best vineyards. In 2018 we focused on Roger Rose and Leavens, with a little fruit coming from Double L, McIntyre, and Quail Run. These vineyards are influenced by their proximity to the cold water of the Monterey Bay, providing the perfect conditions for fruit forward, racy, and elegant Chardonnay.    

Upon arriving at the winery, the grapes were whole-cluster pressed. After pressing, the juice was cold tank fermented, retaining the essential bright fruit and mineral characters. The wine was not allowed to go through a secondary malo-lactic fermentation.

Metallico’s aromatics are intense with white peach, lemon balm, and jasmine. The palate has ripe fruit flavors of citrus and stone fruits. Crisp, food-friendly acidity keeps this wine refreshing and bright. It’s a perfect accompaniment to shellfish and lighter summertime fare. 

Wine Specs
Harvest Date
9/18 - 10/18/18
7.5 g/l
4 months in Stainless Steel
Bottling Date
March 2019
Alcohol %

A History of Acclaim

2018 vintage:

  • 92 Points - Anthony Dias Blue
    91 Points - Wilfred Wong

2017 vintage:

  • 92 Points - Anthony Dias Blue
  • 91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
  • 91 Points - International Wine Review

2016 vintage:

  • 91 Points -

2015 vintage:

  • 92 Points - Wine Enthusiast / Editor's Choice
  • 91 Points - Anthony Dias Blue
  • 91 Points- International Wine Review

2014 vintage: 90 Points - Wine Review Online
2013 vintage: 90 Points - Wine Review Online
2012 vintage: 90 Points - Wine Spectator
2011 vintage: 91 Points - International Wine Review
2010 vintage: 91 Points - Wine Spectator
2009 vintage: 91 Points & Top 100 of 2011 - Wine Spectator
2008 vintage: 89 Points - Wine Spectator
2007 vintage: 91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
2006 vintage: 89 Points - Wine Enthusiast
2005 vintage: Very Good - Frederic Koeppel

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