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Sundial Chardonnay

Sundial Chardonnay

Our Sundial Chardonnay is bright and balanced, with layers of fruit-forward flavor. Notes of baked apple, pear, citrus blossom and crème brûlée on the nose give way to a crisp, medium-bodied palate. Pronounced flavors of exotic pear and lemongrass are balanced by subtle suggestions of caramel chew and cashew, layered over a lingering finish.

In another strong, early vintage in California, the Chardonnay grapes were harvested at peak ripeness, then cold-settled, whole cluster-pressed and fermented in a combination of tank and barrel to create a crisp, food-friendly Chardonnay. The wine was aged partially in stainless steel and partially with oak, a balance envisioned to complement the wine’s lively, fruit-driven profile with the premium toast notes and supple mouthfeel imparted by French and American oak.

Wine Facts
  • VINTAGE: 2016
  • APPELLATION: California
  • TOTAL ACIDITY: 0.56 g/100ml
  • PH: 3.56
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.54 g/100ml
  • ALCOHOL: 13.5%
Pairing

The bright, lean style of our Chardonnay complements the simple, fresh ingredients and Asian accents in this delectable chicken salad.

Asian Chicken Salad

Awards

  • 88 Points - Best Value

    2015 Vintage | March 2017

    “Well done in a fruit-driven style, built around zesty peach, nectarine and tangerine flavors. Offers nervy acidity and not much oak, delivering purity. Drink now. 208,000 cases made.”

  • 87 Points - Best Buy

    2013 Vintage | August 2015

    “As tasty as a pear tart, this combines mild pear, vanilla and almond flavors on a smooth texture. Medium bodied, balanced slightly to the soft side, and quite fruity, it will make a satisfying glass at cocktail time or with dinner.”

  • 93 Points - Great Value

    2015 Vintage | 2017