California wines are some of the most exciting in the world. Why? Because we still have so much to learn. Some of the best winemakers in the world are moving to the best growing regions in the Golden State because there is so much challenge. The best vineyards in France and Spain have been farmed for at least a thousand years and there isn’t much mystery left on what will grow best in a certain vineyard. The Corsage Chardonnay comes from the Paso Robles area which is still being discovered. Winemakers are trying all kinds of things and for the Corsage, they have succeeded in making a wine that really showcases the flavors of California.
Paso Robles isn't your typical Chardonnay terroir, but that's the beautiful thing about winemaking in California. It's wide open. The winemaker at Corsage wanted to experiment with the mix of classic California weather and the maritime influence of the Pacific.
This medium-bodied Chardonnay is brimming with tropical fruit flavors, ripe gala apple, guava, and toasty bread notes with a nice zippy acidity.