Joyce Vineyards Chardonnay Submarine Canyon Arroyo Seco 2021
This flagship Chardonnay is a pure representation of the coastal terroir in Monterey County. The name “Submarine Canyon” is a reference to the deep underwater canyon located in the Monterey Bay. This deep sea canyon provides the ideal marine climate for growing premium Chardonnay grapes.
The fruit was harvested from vineyards adjacent to our estate winery in the Arroyo Seco AVA. This AVA is recognized as having the longest growing season in California. Strong daily winds that bring cool fog from the Monterey Bay force the grapes to spend more time on the vine building flavor and complexity. Extremely rocky well-drained alluvial soils are the base for creating wines processing freshness & minerality.
Meyer lemon, juicy peach, almond skin, lemon verbena, daffodil
Golden apple, pineapple, just-ripe banana, cajeta, orange blossom
Aged in 75% neutral French oak and 25% in concrete vessels.
Stirred twice to promote natural occurring malolactic fermentation.
Aged on the lees 7 months.
Wine Enthusiast – “Clean aromas of apple, ripe melon and almost-sweet cucumber converge on the nose of this wine. The palate shows immediate acidity and holds firm with a long-lasting texture, framing white flower, Asian pear and citrus pith flavors.” (92 Pts)