"Cool breeze" comes from the cool breeze that blows from the Pacific toward the Russian River Valley. Without this wind and sandy soil, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir of the highest quality would not grow. This 'cool breeze' reduces the ambient temperature and allows the ripe grapes to be harvested in a timely manner.
The 2018 growing season saw ideal weather conditions for all California-grown varietals, allowing the Chardonnay to ripen slowly and evenly. The last five years have been rather early, but in 2018 we were able to harvest in late September/early October as usual.
It has a robust berry aroma typical of Gloria Estate wines. When you pour it into a glass, you can feel the coolness and spices. Fruit, acidity, tannins and black cherry are felt in the long finish. A wine that can be enjoyed until 2026.