This Chardonnay comes from specially selected vineyards in both the Livermore Valley and Monterey regions of California. All the vineyards are sustainably farmed and the grapes are harvested at the optimum level of maturity. The grapes were gently pressed and fermented in a combination of new and used oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. The fermentation was kept cold to ensure a slow process that retains the natural fruitiness of the grapes.
Available 20th May 2014
The Hayes family was a true California ranching family whose livelihood depended on the land. Our winemaker carries on the Hayes family tradition by crafting bright, delicious wines from premier California vineyards. We created these wines with a rancher's pride, from excellent quality grapes for your enjoyment.
The 2009 vintage is golden yellow in colour with inviting aromas and flavours of vanilla, brown sugar and green apple with a hint of cinnamon. The mouth filling flavours are subtle, yet well integrated with oak to create a very smooth wine with a soft fruity finish.
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