Winery: Handley Cellars
Maker: Randy Schock (winemaker), Lulu Handley (owner)
Region: Anderson Valley AVA, CA
Vineyard: Handley Cellars Estate Vineyard
Notes: Ripe apples, mango, lime, and toasted almond.
Aged: 10 months in nuetral French Oak
Residual Sugar (per 5 oz glass): 0.0 g
Calories (per 5 oz glass): 104
Carbs (per 5 oz glass): 2.3 g
The Handley ladies have been mothering vines, babies, and business since ‘82. Founding winemaker Milla Handley was the first female winemaker in the US to establish a label with her own name. Now she’s passed the torch to her daughter Lulu who runs the winery, and Randy Schock the head winemaker who she worked side-by-side with for 11 years. The Handley team brought the Can Fam our best-selling, Gold medal-winning Pinot Noir. Is it any surprise they've knocked it out of the park with this Chardonnay?
Meyer lemon, nectarine, and toasted almond - rich and round, yet crisp and refreshing. An elegant wine that will please Chard lovers and the “anything but Chardonnay” crowd alike.
- 100% Recyclable
- Doesn’t affect the taste
- No light exposure or oxidation
- No “corked” wines
The rolling hills on the can reflect the unique topography of Anderson Valley and the soft golden hue of this wine. Viva la matriarchy!
Pair with crabcakes, seared scallops, or tangine chicken with preserved lemons.
All Handley Cellars Estate sourced Organically farmed clones FPMS 4 Robert Young and clone 76 burgundian selection. Picked at 22.5 to 23 brix and pressed whole cluster. Settled for 2 days in a stainless steel tank and racked to another tank and inoculated with CH9 yeast sourced from Burgundy. Racked to barrels at about 19 brix to complete fermentation. Aged 10 months in neutral French Oak barrels. Stirred on the lees with approximately one-third allowed to complete malolactic fermentation. Made with all organic nutrients and no animal derived products used in production.
2021 Handley Cellars Chardonnay
"This offering while being somewhat restrained in ripeness, is full, round, and warm like Milla. Not tart and sour! It's rich and full on the palate yet crisp and refreshing."
Randy Schock, Head Winemaker, Handley Cellars
Lulu Handley, Owner, Handley Cellars