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Chardonnay

Our California Chardonnay

Lucky Star Chardonnay

WINEMAKING

We looked to several regions in California to source our grapes including Sonoma Valley, Russian River Valley and Arroyo Seco in Monterey. Each area lends unique flavor components and structure to the final blend. Grapes were harvested during the cooler night and morning hours to preserve the fruit’s delicate flavors. After a gentle pressing, the must is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with Burgundian yeasts. A small portion of the blend underwent malolactic fermentation adding a creamy note and softening the mouthfeel. For this vintage, we added a touch of Muscat to lift the wine’s floral notes.

 

WINEMAKER’S NOTES

A lovely balance of fruit and richness, Lucky Star Chardonnay is full of Gravenstein apple, stone fruit and Anjou pear flavors balanced by citrus notes and a smooth, creamy finish. After a long hard day, reward yourself with a glass or serve with grilled shrimp, pasta with cream sauce or smoked chicken salad with apples and walnuts.

Other Varietals

Lucky Star Pinot Noir
Lucky Star Petite Sirah
Lucky Star Cabarnet Sauvignon

Our Accolades

2014

  • California State Fair, June 2015- Silver, 91 Points
  • Los Angeles Wine Competition, June 2015- Silver Medal
  • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Comp, January 2015- Silver Medal

2013

  • Long Beach Grand Cru, July 2015-GOLD Medal Winner, Chairman’s Best of Class
  • Beverage Testing Institute World Wide Wine, October 2015- BEST BUY
  • San Diego Wine Competition, January 2015- Silver Medal Winner, 89 points
  • The Wine Buzz – June 2015
    Pleasant buttery aroma with notes of pineapple and Golden Delicious apples; nicely balanced, with subtle oak, lush fruit and a touch of vanilla spice.
  • California State Fair, June 2015- GOLD Medal Winner, 94 points
  • Los Angeles Wine Competition, May 2015- Silver Medal Winner
  • Wine X – March 2015- 91 points
  • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2015- Silver Medal Winner

2014

  • Beverage Testing Institute – November 2016 – Silver, Highly Recommended

2013

  • Riverside/Dan Berger International Wine Competition, May 2015 -GOLD Medal Winner
  • Long Beach Grand Cru, July 2015-GOLD Medal Winner
  • California State Fair, June 2015- Silver Medal Winner – 89 points
  • The Wine Buzz – June 2015
    Pleasant smoky cherry aroma with undercurrents of earth, rose petals and spice; full bodied and nicely balanced with notes of cloves and black pepper. Good value.
  • Wine X – March 2015- 91 points
  • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2015- Silver Medal Winner
  • San Diego Wine Competition, July 2015- Silver Medal Winner, 87 Points
  • Los Angeles Wine Competition – 2015-Silver Medal
  • Sunset Wine Competition – 2015- Silver Medal

2012

  • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2014- Silver Medal Winner
  • Critics Challenge – June 2014 – Silver Medal Winner, 89 points

2013

  • Los Angeles International Wine Competition – 2016- GOLD Medal Winner
  • The Wine Buzz – September 2015
    Rich, appealing aroma of blueberries, earth, cinnamon and clove; juicy and jammy, with blueberry compote notes and a lush dark chocolate finish.

2013

  • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – January 2015- GOLD Medal Winner
  • Beverage Testing Institute 2013 World Value Wine Challenge – 2015- Silver Medal Winner, 86 points
  • San Diego Wine Competition – January 2015- Silver Medal Winner, 89 Points
  • Long Beach Grand Cru – June 2014- Silver Medal Winner
  • Critic Challenge Wine Competition – June 2014- GOLD Medal Winner, 90 points

2013

  • Long Beach Grand Cru – July 2015-GOLD Medal Winner
  • California State Fair- June 2015- Silver Medal Winner, 88 points
  • Houston Uncorked! – 2015- Silver Medal Winner
  • San Diego International Wine Competition – 2015 – Gold!, 90 Points
  • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – January 2015- Silver Medal Winner
  • Beverage Testing Institute World Wide Wine – 2015- BEST BUY!