Monterey County, California
The Seven Rings Story: Seven Rings wines is named for the number of years it takes for a newly planted vine to begin producing high quality grapes that become premium wines. The number seven has long been believed to bring happiness and good fortune to life.
Winery Notes: We handcrafted this wine to represent the grapes grown in Monterey County. This Chardonnay exudes flavors with grace and complexity showcasing exquisite ripe fruit character with crisp acidic structure. Enjoy the nuances of apples, pears and vanilla with a balanced, smooth finish.
Winemaking: We picked individual vineyard blocks with the perfect balance between ripeness, sweetness, acidity and flavor and then fermented them separately. This wine went through 85% complete malolactic fermentation in order to preserve a little bit of acidity and “zing” while that amount of MLF allowed a wonderful creaminess and roundness to suffuse the wine. The lots were then oak-aged with a mix of medium and medium + French oak.
Grape Sourcing: Planted on bench-lands and sandy, well-drained sites in Monterey County, our vineyards dip in and out of the fog line during the ripening season. Blocks near the Western Santa Lucia AVA yield intense color and flavor while those on north towards the mouth of the Monterey Bay give us flavor density and great acid retention. Head
Winemaker: Alison Crowe