2022 Chardonnay Tondré Grapefield



Tondré Alarid established a vineyard on his family’s historic ranch in Monterey’s Santa Lucia Highlands. In the hands of his son Joe Alarid, the estate has become one of the S.L.H.’s best known properties. The Highlands’ sparse mountainside soils and windy Monterey Bay-influenced climate produce some of the country’s best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The combination of a perfect site and meticulous farming makes for truly great wines.

Tasting Notes

The ’22 Tondré Grapefield Chardonnay displays enticing aromas and flavors of white flowers, honeysuckle, a hint of citrus, and pastry crust. Time in the glass offers up flavors of pear, golden apple, and lemon curd with a long finish of spice, and vanilla. The balance of bright acidity and a hint of creaminess from the primarily neutral French oak barrels make this wine a great match for Tim’s recipe for Spicy Asian Salmon.

Vineyard Sources

Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard: Tondré Grapefield
Grower: Joe Alarid

Technical Data

Alcohol: 14.1

Cooperage: French oak, 25% new, 11 months

Production: 132

2022 Chardonnay Tondré Grapefield