Run Riot Chardonnay will have a bold perspective to match our Pinot Noir – big, rich and buttery while maintaining liveliness. Adding blenders to contribute aromatics, tropical notes and a distinct flavor profile.
Central Coast appellated, our inaugural vintage of Run Riot Chardonnay was sourced primarily from Santa Barbara County with some sourcing from Paso Robles and Monterey County for added complexity. 2015 was another high quality vintage for California. With a mild winter and early spring that created ideal conditions for bloom. Moderate temperatures allowed for the grapes to ripen at a steady pace with Chardonnay showing a nice balance and slightly lower acidity due to warmer than normal temperatures.
Vineyard blocks were vinified separately to accentuate specific characteristics and build complexity. The wine was then blended and aged in oak to harmonize and integrate.