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Vinas de Vaquero Chardonnay 2021

Vinas de Vaquero Chardonnay 2021

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  • California - USA
  • 2021 - Chardonnay
  • 14.1 % Alc - 750 ml

Reynaldo Robledo, Sr. was born in 1951 in a small pueblo in Atacheo, Michoacán. He came to America in 1968 to join his father and other family members, who were part of the Bracero program, which brought Mexican men to work in the U.S. between 1942 and 1964.

Based in the town of Calistoga in the Napa Valley, Reynaldo and his family learned how to farm vineyards—and his brother Oscar developed a unique system of grafting grapevines. They went on to teach local and French wineries their grafting techniques, firmly putting the family name on the world wine map. Their system is now the gold standard, worldwide.

Today, fourth-generation Everardo (Reynaldo’s son) carries on the family legacy with his wife, Nadine, and their four children. They craft boutique wines in the cool vineyards of Los Carneros in Sonoma County, which is famed for its world-class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Vinas de Vaquero (‘cowboy vines’) is an elegant Sonoma Chardonnay. It offers fresh melon, honeysuckle and peach aromas. The palate has an exceptional balance of ripe orchard fruit flavors plus hints of toasty oak and a long, refreshing finish. Definitely a bottle to pour with a special meal—it’s deliciously food-friendly and will pair well with anything from fresh seafood to roasted chicken. Judges at the New York International Wine Competition were so impressed, they awarded it 91 points.

Secure your share of this fine Chardonnay then share with friends and family, as the Robledos do. Cheers!

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