Chardonnay Beverage Tasting Institute 2018

WINES

MONTEREY, CA

LIQUID GOLD

91

POINTS

90

POINTS

2017

Monterey County

Pinot Noir

14.1%

2017

Monterey County

Chardonnay

ALC / VOL

3.4

pH

0.59

TA

TA

0.64

pH

3.68

ALC / VOL

14.2%

COLOR: Pale Ruby

AROMA: Ripe cherries, strawberry preserves, floral notes of roses, earthiness, and a touch of oak round out this wonderful Monterey Pinot.

FLAVOR: There is a great balance of fruit and oak on the palate which resembles cherry pie. There is also a light, refreshing quality of watermelon on the finish. Richness on the mid-palate is enhanced by floral notes indicative of Monterey. The smooth finish and bright acid begs to be enjoyed with food.

COLOR: We’ll give you one guess. The golden yellow hue is clearly embraced through the clear glass bottle. Nothing to hide here. It looks like liquid gold!

AROMA: Classic tropical and stone fruit aromas of peaches, pineapple, papaya, apricot, and banana with notes of lemon zest, orange blossoms, and vanilla cream.

FLAVOR: Sophisticated balance of fruit, mineral, oak, and acid. No heat or overwhelming richness. The fruit and acid are at the forefront with bright pineapple, peach, and star fruit. The minerality lingers on the mid-palate and finish, where there is what we describe as a river rock character. Subtle oak grounds the flavors by adding a soft vanilla bean nuttiness, like the perfect crust of a meringue pie. 

 

The warm sun, cool ocean air, fertile soils, and respect for land

make for incredible growing conditions every vintage.

California State

Wine Fair 2018

THE GOLDEN

STATE OF MIND

ABOUT US & OUR GOLDEN VISION

California is called the Golden State for many reasons. The hills of California turn golden yellow each summer to match the golden sand beaches and deserts. Ever since the California Gold Rush, dreamers, pioneers, and free spirits have been drawn here. From golden tans to the Golden Globes, California is a unique and magical place. As a winemaker, California offers a special world in which to grow grapes. The warm sun, cool ocean air, fertile soils, and respect for land make for incredible growing conditions every vintage. When things are perfect and you’re set up for success, we like to say “You’re golden.” With that spirit, in celebration of life and everything we love about the Golden State, we are excited to introduce our newest wine, Golden.

Based in Carmel Valley in the middle of the California coast, we believe that Monterey County is one of the great Chardonnay and Pinot Noir growing regions of the world. The perfect cool climate with warm days and strong maritime influence, Monterey Chardonnay is unique in it’s tropical fruit, minerality, and bright acid.

Grapes for Golden Chardonnay were hand-picked into half ton bins and sorted by hand at Folktale Winery.The grapes were softly pressed in our bladder press. The wine is aged for six months in one and two-year-old Folktale Winery French Oak barrels, which rounds and softens the texture of the wine.  Clean, balanced, and perfect with food or chilled on it’s own, Golden exemplifies why Chardonnay is Monterey gold.

 

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As we are releasing just our third vintage of Golden, we aren’t quite ready to launch a wine club, but we invite you to explore our amazing wines through the wine club at Folktale Wine Group, home to Golden. Folktale is the foundation on which Golden is built and produces California wines that will have you running back for more. 

If you love Golden, and are interested in experiencing the best of Monterey, click below and consider joining the Folktale Wine Group Club.

 
 

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