Harvest DateSept - Oct 2012
Aging85% Stainless, 15% French Oak (8 months)
Bottling DateSeptember 2013
Vivid straw yellow in color, this expressive Chardonnay features wafting aromas of lime, pear, peach, apricot, pineapple and golden apple.The palate is marked by a bright entry followed by citrus and stone fruit flavors. A delectable acidity provides a vibrant structure, and a viscous texture contributes to a round, rich mouthfeel. This debut of Light Horse proves to be a brilliant and refined interpretation of the Chardonnay varietal.
Estate Chef's Pairings
The 2012 Light Horse Chardonnay is an approachable, satisfying and food-friendly wine. Mild fish like tuna, sole, scallops and clams pair delightfully well with this wine. The addition of mushrooms or fennel enhances the balance on your palate.
Gold Medal - San Diego International Wine Competition
Silver Medal - Dallas Morning News & Texsom Wine Competition
Silver Medal - Los Angeles International Wine Competition
Silver Medal - Critics Challenge
Bronze Medal - Sunset Magazine Wine Competition
California produces the majority of wine made in the United States. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir dominate the wine production in California, but many other varietials thrive in the California climate. Many fine wines are produced in California using Mediterranean grapes.