California Chardonnay

no coincidence chardonnay

The Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo County Coast boasts the longest growing season of any appellation in the state. With both daytime and nighttime temperatures moderated by proximity to the coast and influence of maritime fog, this 2021 Chardonnay enjoyed a very long and temperate growing vintage. The resulting hangtime allowed maximum flavor development in the skins as well as retention of a crisp acid beam which carries the typical Chardonnay marker flavors of apple, pear, and lychee through from start to an extended finish. Crisp and refreshing, yet enough flavor and volume to stand up to medium weight dishes and sauces. Winemaker Tony Leonardini opted for a small percentage of neutral oak aging on the wine to preserve the freshness and let the pure fruit flavors shine unadulterated.
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why we made
this wine

It has been said by many that in life there is no such thing as a coincidence. In the case of Gestalt, it is no coincidence that we combined three things we love, beautifully hand crafted shotguns, art, and exceptional wine.

making the label

For the first and second of these loves we chose to use a shotgun to create art. We filled empty wine bottles with paint, attached them to a twenty-four by thirty-inch canvas and shot them with a vintage Belgian Browning twelve-gauge shotgun. The result is the labels that adorn our inaugural member release.

musings: tony

What I love about Chardonnay is that
emulates terroir possibly better than any other
varietal. Our Chardonnay represents the best
of the Edna Valley appellation.

The Edna Valley appellation tends to be colder than other appellations which leads to longer growing season and in our opinion leads to a wine with a tremendous balance of fruit, acid and mouthfeel. Our goal is for you to feel as if you are in Edna Valley while drinking our Chardonnay.