Our Duende Chardonnay comes to us from both the Dragone (40%) and Chatom (60%) vineyards in Calaveras County. in 2018, we consolidated from two Chardonnay varietals. The goal is to integrate what we loved about both our varietals into a single bottle. Or 2018 Chardonnay does just that. We have built on our crisp, clean style and added just enough malolactic fermentation to soften the wine and give it a lovely smooth finish. The oak barrels deliver subtle, sometimes spicy flavors and contribute to the lovely texture of this vintage.
Why do we call it "Duende"? Duende is a Spanish term for which there is no literal translation. Generally speaking, it means a mischievous spirit, which is an apt description for this delicious Chardonnay.