Chardonnay
2016
2014

The Federalist Chardonnay pays homage to the work of our Federalist Founding Fathers fighting for our country’s liberty. We decided the Statue of Liberty was the best symbol of their accomplishment–she stands tall, exposing drinkers to the full-bodied Mendocino Chardonnay featuring an aroma of lemon, pear and a touch of cinnamon. The perfect wine for light fare, deep conversation and declaring your independence.

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Wine Notes
Color
Golden yellow
Aroma
Pear, green apple and apple pear spice
Taste
Nice entrance, juicy mid-palate with a long finish and cleansing crisp acidity
Product Information
Vintage: 
2016
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Chardonnay
Appellation: 
Mendocino
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Malolactic fermentations occur post-primary fermentation. The lees are stirred through malolactic fermentation, and the wine is aged sur lies until blending.
Length/Type of Aging: 
35% new oak is primarily American and Hungarian oak, with a little bit of French. The Hungarian oak mimics French with Spicy character and the American rounds it out with a sweeter finish
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

The Federalist chardonnay pays homage to the work of our Federalist Founding Fathers to the U.S. Constitution.  Most notably, John Adams, whose spirit we carry forward with our wines – exposing drinkers to the rich flavors, ripe fruits, and bright acidity of Santa Barbara chardonnay.  It is full-bodied with a long, lingering finish.  Our Chardonnay boasts an oak backbone balanced with big fruit flavors and a nice acidity.  

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Wine Notes
Color
Golden
Aroma
Lemon zest, pineapple and toasted hazelnut
Taste
Good entrance with a rich mouth feel and long, lingering finish
Product Information
Vintage: 
2014
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Chardonnay
Appellation: 
Santa Barbara
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Malolactic fermentations occur post-primary fermentation. The lees are stirred through malolactic fermentation, and the wine is aged sur lies until blending.
Length/Type of Aging: 
20% new French oak is augmented with American and Hungarian oak. The Hungarian oak mimics French with spicy character and the American rounds it out with a sweeter finish.
Bottled Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2015
Release Date:
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
8,000
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML