2013 Yulupa Chardonnay

Kenwood Vineyards Yulupa Chardonnay was created in the early 1990’s to meet the growing demand for restaurant wine-by-the-glass listings. Delicious fruit aromas of fig and peach are followed by sweet vanilla and nutmeg. The rich and full-bodied mouthfeel is balanced by refreshing acidity and a smooth creamy finish.

Winemaker Notes

Much like the year before it, the 2013 vintage was characterized by a nearly perfect growing season that produced excellent fruit with delicious flavors. The grapes for the Yulupa Chardonnay were harvested in mid-September and gently pressed into juice. Eighty percent of the juice was fermented in French oak and aged on the lees. Of these lots, about half underwent malolactic fermentation. The remaining juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the bright, fresh fruit flavors balanced in this wine.

Food Pairings

The crisp flavors of the Yulupa Chardonnay pair well with soft cheeses and fruit, salads, shellfish and light pasta dishes.

Wine Profile


97% Chardonnay
2% Muscat Canelli
1% Pinot Blanc

French oak and stainless steel


5.4 / 3.60