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Gearbox Chardonnay

Chardonnay

  • 2018

  • Alc. 13%

  • California

  • United States

Member $20.49

Retail $25.99

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Smell

Perfumed white floral notes with white daffodil, citrus blossom and honeysuckle entice the nose. Fresh citrus notes are rejuvenating like walking through a garden after a warm summer rain shower.

Taste

Lovely Meyer lemon and lime zest citrus notes with beautiful stone fruit characters of white peach, nectarine and apricot. Just a splash of tropical pineapple and starfruit noted throughout. This Chardonnay retains a lovely wet stone minerality that is perfectly balanced with a long finish and hints of caramel, sweet almond and vanilla.

Pairing

Pairs best with crab cakes, lobster bisque, butter chicken, coconut Thai curry dishes, vegetable samosas and aged cheddar or Gruyère cheeses.

Aromas and Flavours

Apple

From Granny Smith to Red Delicious, apple makes for a delightfully crisp aroma.

Pear

A romantic picnic in the orchard, with your partner and their favourite white wine.

Melon

Sweet and fruity, with a particular flavour/scent that resembles persimmons

Peach

Fuzzy peach candies, or real-life fuzzy peaches fresh from a fresh B.C fruit stand.

Honeycomb

Sweet, sticky, creamy goodness buzzing with underlying floral and earthy notes.

Handling and Serving

Serving Temperature
12°C

Cellar
2022 - 2023

Description

With focus and attention put on finding the best grapes from the most prestige cool climate vineyards in California, Gearbox strives to make wines that mimic the style of Burgundy. Much like the négociants of France where winemakers combine finding grapes from the best vineyard sites and use their skill to craft the perfect bottle of wine at an affordable price, Gearbox offers the same value and quality giving you elegance with affordability. With most of the grapes being sourced from Los Carneros, a region that straddles both Napa and Sonoma giving you the best of both worlds in terms of quality and finesse. Early 20th century motorcycles had gearboxes that were often referred to as a "jockey shifter". Riders had to take their hand off the handlebar in a risky maneuver to switch gears. This was a unique technique that required skill and is reminiscent of the way these wines are made. The winemaker uses unique techniques combined with skill to craft the perfect wine. Enjoy now or in 5 years from now at a temperature of 9 ºC.

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