Another stunning wine from one of our favorite winemakers Joe Otos, the Copperplate 2016 California Chardonnay is everything you want in a white wine. Crisp and refreshing but with fruity undertones the Copperplate is one of the most well-rounded Chardonnays we’ve seen in a while. Our experts keep raving about the subtle notes of honey, apple, and almond in the wine.
There aren’t many wine regions in the world more diverse than California. The warm days and cool nights are perfect for producing concentrated and expressive grapes over the long growing season. With vineyards on the sea swept Central Coast; the mountainous, jagged terrain of Northern California; and the storied plots of Napa, winemakers can be exacting in choosing the specific climate and terroir they are looking for when making their wines. With nutrient rich soils and scores of different microclimates, California is a gift to ambitious winemakers.
With aromas of light nutmeg and Asian pear, the Copperplate 2016 Chardonnay is the best of what a Chardonnay should be. It’s smooth and soft with a long, enjoyable finish.