The Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay, is so named after the morning coastal fog pushed by Pacific wind streams into
the bowl of the San Francisco Bay and lured inland by Livermore Valley’s unique East West orientation. This daily phenomenon moderates the climate to produce excellent, beautifully balanced Chardonnay. The Wente family have been growing Chardonnay in Arroyo Seco, Monterey since the 1960’s. This wine is fermented in 50% neutral American oak barrels and 50% in stainless steel tanks. The oak provides hints of vanilla and enhances the mouthfeel and the steel preserves the naturally vibrant fruit flavors inherent in this Chardonnay. The wine also gains depth from a dash of gewürztraminer (2%) they add to the chardonnay, which they consider to be a little seasoning.
Bright and crisp flavors of pear, melon, citrus and green apple are balanced by subtle hints of toasty oak, and vanilla from barrel aging. With mouth-filling body, lingering minerality and balanced acidity, this wine delivers a long, refreshing finish.