2017 Bread & Butter Chardonnay



Silver - San Francisco International Wine Competition - 2018
Silver - TEXSOM International Wine Competition - 2018
Silver - Los Angeles International Wine Competition - 2018
Bronze - Houston Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition - 2018

Bread & Butter wines take their name from the natural aromas and flavors that develop during winemaking. The wine has fragrant white fruits and bright citrus notes perfectly balanced with rich tropical flavors. Malolactic fermentation imparts a mellow creaminess and length on the palate, followed by a hint of vanilla and spice from oak aging.

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Tastes Like

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Kurt Lorenzi

Kurt Lorenzi

Vice-President, Winemaking & Sourcing, Vineyard Veteran

Kurt oversees the WX global winemaking team. No small task, but with 30-plus years in the industry, it is something he does with ease and grace. Over his career, he has accumulated countless awards, not only as a winemaker, but also as a distiller and brewer. As the Winemaker at Estrella River Winery, he helped pioneer Paso Robles’ rise as a prominent wine region, then joined the founding team at Jepson Winery & Distillery, where he spent 15 years as a winemaker and master distiller.  He has been with WX since 2000, where he continues to explore wine regions around the world and rack up accolades. His secret: finding small lots of wine with amazing pedigree and expressive varietal character. When he’s not in the cellar, you can find Kurt cycling, sailing or skiing. He resides in Mill Valley, California with his wife and dog.

Bread Butter, California - United States

Carneros and Arroyo Seco, California - United States

The intricate balance and layers in this wine come from multiple vineyard sourcing. In this case, we utilized two cooler growing regions on the California coast, Carneros and Arroyo Seco. Stradling the Napa-Sonoma border at the northern tip of San Pablo Bay, Carneros is renowned for its prevalent fog and long growing season that produce grapes with bright acids and fresh, crisp flavors. Arroyo Seco is located in Central California in Monterey County. One of the earliest recognized viticultural areas in the state, this small region has an ideal balance of warm days tempered by coastal breezes from the Pacific. The grapes develop rich sugars and fine balancing acids. Together, these two regions create wines of beauty and grace.

Full Bodied White
Baked chicken, creamy pastas or soups, squash and winter vegetables
100% Chardonnay
750 ml
Alcohol by Volume