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2020 Iruai 'Mineral Range' Chardonnay

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The Gist

  • Grape Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Etna, CA
  • Organic farming
  • Spontaneous fermentation
  • Unfined/Unfiltered
  • 12% ABV
  • Distributed by Revel

From the winemakers, "Don't call this California Chardonnay 'Cougar Juice' ... unless of course you're refering to the ACTUAL COUGARS roaming the slopes of the Trinity Alps where these grapes were grown! A rare alpine expression of the variety in California, 'Mineral Range' Chardonnay channels the rocky acidity from the cool climate of the Shasta-Trinity wilderness. A savage Spring and Fall bookends a generous Summer, conjuring white flowers, ripe apples, and a round texture. Best chilled in a pile of snow! Heirloom apple. Chamomile. Sea shell. Meyer lemon. Sage leaf. Pair with slow roasted steelhead and soba noodle salad."

Here's a playlist from the winemaker to accompany your drinking.