Zina Hyde Cunningham

2016 Anderson Valley Chardonnay – $48

2016 Mendocino County Chardonnay

Approx. Quantity Produced: 160 cases
Vineyard Location: Booneville, CA
Alcohol: 14.3%
Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 30% New
Total Acidity: 7.5 g/l
pH: 3.31

Winemaker's Comments

Our Anderson Valley Chardonnay is a spectacular representation of what a Chardonnay should be. It exudes vibrant aromas of fresh lemon and lime from its brightly hued body. There is a wonderful depth and complexity on the palate with a full-bodied texture full of fresh pear and lemon curd. The beautiful finish is bright, rich, and succulent, full of fig, lemon, and honey that stays with you long after finishing your last sip.


Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California, comprising over 40% of all white varieties crushed in the state in 2000. Chardonnay dominates not only California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions, but also its hot, dry, bulk-producing areas.

The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears, and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter, and vanilla.

Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.

Preferred Pricing

1 - 2 cases: 10% off, 3+ cases: 15% off (does not apply to Library & Reserve wines).
Mixed cases allowed. Wine club members are given an additional 5% off on all purchases.


Purchase this wine at The Zina Lounge or over the phone 707.895.9462.