Harvest Sale in progress! 25% off!
Our harvest sale is in progress. We need to make room for our 2022 vintage, already in progress.
Prices have been temporarily reduced by a $10 DISCOUNT PER BOTTLE for purchases of 4 or more bottles, any label, giving you discounts that we normally reserve for case buyers.
For example, our Nouveau, when part of an order with 4 bottles or more, will result in a discounted price of $26.00 per bottle! The discounts will be reflected in your shopping cart. As always, SHIPPING IS FREE. Be sure to tell your friends!
Why buy our wine? You deserve a modern and affordable luxury American Chardonnay. An interesting Chardonnay that you want to drink. Chardonnay that beats boring. Yeah, we know that sounds rare and hard to believe. We're here to change your mind about Chardonnay.
We are a family owned Chardonnay specialist, growing our own grapes and making our own wine. It's all we do. Our vineyard is on land our family has owned for over 100 years on the Central Coast of California, perfectly situated for Chardonnay with great soils and the right weather. Our farming and winery operations are certified sustainable.
The result is delicious and unique wines that spotlight strong fruit notes, distinctive freshness, and carefully crafted balance. Wines for the modern wine enthusiast.
You'll be very pleased by your experience with our wines. While all are based upon 100% Chardonnay grapes, each is different and modern. Try the style you prefer or try them all.
Your vintners: Paul & Carol Morrison
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Hoo Knew Chardonnay Arroyo Seco 2021
Only 80 calories per 5 oz serving. Alcohol reduced by light touch enhanced “spinning cone” technology. A more laid back fruit profile that meets our high standards. 9.7% ALC/VOLOrder Now
No-Oak Chardonnay Arroyo Seco 2021
Bright fruit and citrus flavors. Fresh acidity and our signature long finish. The fruit is the star, demonstrating great simplicity and clarity through the mastery of complexity in the winery. 14.3% ALC/VOLOrder Now
Nouveau Chardonnay Arroyo Seco 2021 14.3 ALC/VOL
Nouveau is a different, rare, and exciting take on Chardonnay, enabled by its youth. The wine style is unique, bold, and with a remarkable full flavor profile and fresh acidity. 14.3% ALC/VOLOrder Now
Premier Chardonnay Arroyo Seco 2021
Fruit and citrus flavors. Superb balance. Smooth acidity and signature long finish. Flavors layered with a pleasing vanillin, spice, and toasted oak background notes. 14.3% ALC/VOLOrder Now
The 2021 Vintage / 2022 Summer Update
2021 was a great year at the JL Wood Ranch in the Arroyo Seco AVA, about 38 miles inland from Monterey Bay and 22 miles east of Big Sur. We were sorry to hear about stresses in other districts; our weather pattern was normal but dry to historical averages. Our small lot winemaking in Oakville (Napa County) was normal in every respect. All wines were fully fermented and minimally processed. All wines are ready to be enjoyed now.
2022 started out great but with reduced rainfall. We are in an area officially described as in drought. The September heat wave has taken a toll on our vines. Expected yields are dropping. We expect that our harvest will be completed three weeks earlier than normal.
Edward Filice works by subtraction. Instead of relying on the many vaguely acceptable additives used in the industry, Ed spends his office hours in the vineyard, tasting grapes, testing juice, and getting to know his raw material. Then and only then does decide how to elevate our raw wine into its peak expression with simple and natural methods and materials. No sugar, grape concentrate, or colorants.
You can rely upon his experience. Ed has done pioneering and award winning work in several California wine regions. We are lucky to have him.LEARN MORE