The wine is a pale straw color with aromas of citrus blossom, white peach and a touch of pastry dough. Fresh and zippy on the palate, layered with ripe peach, tangerine, hints of vanilla, and a pleasant salinity. The wine finishes crisp and clean with a mouthwatering acidity.
Northern California’s 2019 season was near picture-perfect and considered classic. Just the right amount of early heat in the spring to acclimate the grapes was followed by mild temperatures that continued throughout the season and offered superior flavor development. Late rains in May also benefited many growers. A steady string of warm weather carried through to September leading to long hang times, even ripening, and distinctive flavor development.
The 2019 Mathew Fritz Chardonnay is a blend of vineyards from Carneros, Dry Creek Valley, and Mendocino AVAs
Renowned winemaker, Jim Milone, crafts, blends and bottles Matthew Fritz in Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Jim grew up in the vineyards of his grandfather’s winery in Mendocino County and currently lives in Northern Sonoma. His excellent relationships with wineries and growers throughout the North Coast of California are invaluable to our vineyard sourcing.