2016 Cru Arroyo Seco, California 'Unoaked' Chardonnay
From California’s cool-climate Arroyo Seco area, this beauty is floral, fruitful and a delight to drink.
Country: United States
Brand: Cru Wine Company
Item #: 47618
About This Wine:
In 2003, they decided to pursue their shared love of wine, purchasing a number of winemaking assets and investing in the refurbishment of an abandoned processing facility in the town of Madera.
Once their operation was ready to produce wine, they began to source grapes from some of California’s top growing areas, and CRU was born. From the beginning, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have been CRU’s flagship varieties, and the “Unoaked” Chardonnay from California’s Arroyo Seco area is always among the stars of the cellar.
“Our ‘Unoaked’ Chardonnay is fermented entirely in stainless steel tanks, blocking the malolactic fermentation,” Spencer explains. “Blocking the MLF allows the flavors of the grape to shine, and promotes the freshness and natural zing that the growing area provides.” The 2016 vintage deliciously suggests that the decision by Spencer and Conway to team up in business was wise.