Wine Enthusiast 87 points - The winemaker aged a majority of this wine on the lees in new French oak, and the rest in stainless steel. This combination is easygoing and very fruity in aroma and flavor. The body is medium while the texture is soft and agreeable.
Handcrafted from our family’s vineyard, our Chardonnay is a fusion of style, showcasing the best qualities this varietal has to offer. From numerous hand pickings throughout the ripening period, our winemakers produce three distinct Chardonnays that were later blended into this final wine just prior to bottling. From a crisp, fruit driven style, which was fermented and aged in stainless steel, to a softer, more round, French oak barrel fermented Chardonnay, it captures the best qualities each style offers. The end results is this beautifully balanced wine with ripe tropical fruit and great natural acid.
|“Michael” and “David” are Michael and David Phillips, two brothers whose family has farmed in the Lodi region since the 1850’s, cultivating wine grapes for nearly a century.Today Michael David Winery has extended itself to the 6th generation of grape growers in the family, with Kevin Phillips and Melissa Phillips Stroud now joining the family business. The family continues to emphasize the importance of quality wines with unique and eye catching labels.Farming with future generations in mind, Michael David Winery has adopted some of the most progressive sustainable farming practices in the state. All 750 acres of the family’s vineyards are third party certified and the states first per ton bonus was issued for contracted growers to follow in the family’s foot steps. Starting with the 2011 vintage 100% the Lodi grown fruit crushed at Michael David winery was certified sustainable.