Estancia's vineyard lies in the Thermal Rainbow of Monterey County appellation, which features midday heat tempered by morning and late-afternoon fog-perfect for developing the intense fruit character. Pinnacles Vineyard was one of the first vineyards in California to be planted with a permanent irrigation system. This chardonnay opens with aromas of honey and tropical fruits with hints of orange and pineapple. Rich and well balanced with a delicious, creamy-textured mid-palate of ripe fruit, orange, almond, and spice flavors that leads to a refreshing and smooth finish. Pairs well with smoked salmon, cream sauce pastas, poultry, pork and mushrooms. Varietal: 100% chardonnay.