2018 Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay - Tondre’s Grapefield



While I like chardonnay of various styles, I find myself gravitating towards un-oaked or low oaked versions during the hotter days of the summer. This 2018 offering is primarily tank fermented using Champagne yeast to give a creaminess to the mid-palate. A small portion was fermented in the barrel for a touch of added complexity. The minimal oak usage allows the pure, crisp chardonnay Chablis style fruit to shine through. The minimal oak shows a very subtle hint of spice on the finish.


  • Alcohol 13.0%
  • 0mg/100ml Residual Sugar
  • PH 3.33
  • 5% Hungarian Oak Type
  • TA 0.72
  • 0 Months Time In Oak
  • ML Partial
  • 250 Cases Produced