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Hayes Valley
Chardonnay
Hayes Valley Wines are grown and produced at Clos LaChance Estate Vineyards and Winery in the Northern Central Coast. Clos LaChance was one of the first 17 certified sustainable wineries and vineyards in California. The winery is committed to producing the best quality wine possible while protecting the environment and conserving natural resources. This is an ideal growing climate—cool foggy nights; warm sunny days. As a family-owned and operated winery, it is important for Clos LaChance to maintain the long-term viability of the land for future generations.

Owner: Clos La Chance
Winemaker: Clos La Chance
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyard Location: Northern Central Coast, California

Vinification
Handpicked and hand-sorted, Whole-cluster pressed; settled in tank for 48 hours, Racked to stainless steel tank; fermented at 55 degrees F, Post fermentation: 20% racked to French Oak barrels, 20% malolactic fermentation, 80% Aged in stainless steel tanks – filtered and bottled

Aging Process
20% New French Oak, 80% Stainless Steel Tanks

Tasting Notes
Bouquet: Hayes Valley Chardonnay opens up with aromas of tropical fruits—pineapples and bananas. Pears and apples are also prevalent, with a hint of toasty oak.
Flavor: Flavors of baked apples, banana and vanilla carry through the palate, along with a creamy mouth feel and a hint of butter. Solid acidity makes this a great wine to pair with many dishes or to drink on its own.
Pairings: Chicken dishes (Chicken Piccata, Roasted or Grilled Chicken with a light sauce), Seafood (Steamed Lobster with Butter, Baked Shrimp, Roasted Halibut with a light sauce) and soft, mild cheeses (Brie and Camembert).

Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 50°F