CANNON BLOCK TRIO
Our goal is to make wines that contribute to your cherished memories with family and friends, who have become like family. Best wishes from our family to yours for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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This Thanksgiving, we recommend a trio of Chardonnay wines from our Cannon Block. The wines are all from the 2019 vintage, all from the same block in the vineyard, all farmed by the same vineyard managers and all made by the same winemakers. The difference is in the winemaking style. Includes one bottle of each:
The Lawer Chardonnay is produced with the minimal use of new oak, to allow the bright varietal character to shine through. Fresh fruit and floral aromas dominate the nose; pink grapefruit, tangerine, citrus blossom, and apple flavors are complemented by a bit of wet stone. It has a spicy apple aroma with hints of nutmeg and cream. Silky textured, the delicate flavors of fresh blossom, pear and ripe apple. The oak influence creates a nice mid-palate allowing the wine to show a balanced acidity that carries through the long finish.
2019 Unoaked Chardonnay
This Unoaked Chardonnay is fermented entirely in stainless steel tank, and aged in stainless with lees stirring to allow a creaminess to develop on the palate. This wine was put through a slow, cold fermentation to preserve and trap the floral attributes of kiwi, citrus zest, and nectarine. Blocking MLF allows the flavors of the grape to shine and promotes the freshness and natural zing that reflects the vineyard. The flavors of white peach and lychee are prominent with notes of green apple. The fresh, crisp floral, citrus character makes this the perfect "Day Drinking" wine.
2019 Late Harvest Chardonnay
Lawer Late Harvest Chardonnay is predominately Chardonnay with some Viognier, adding a spicy component with results of an opulent and lush wine with an element of acidity providing the ideal balance. Aromas of jasmine, orange peel and honeysuckle invite the palate. This wine is viscous and supple with layers of dried apricot, mandarin and candied fruit complemented by notes of lime zest and spice to deliver balance on the long, delicious finish.