Origin: Mendocino, CA
USNW Classification: Natural
Varietal & Type: 100% Chardonnay
lemon/salty/briney acid head camp. Clocking in at 11.8% alcohol and 0% new oak
Organically farmed clone 4 Chardonnay from Mendocino is sent direct to dress where it settles for 48 hours and then is moved to neutral oak barrels from primary & secondary fermentation. The wine is then racked, and returned to neutral oak where it ages for 8 months before being bottled unfiltered. As is this case with all of our wines, the wine was fermented with 100% ambient/native yeast and the only additive used was S02.
The approach to Catch & Release is simple. Source the best fruit possible and let it do the heavy lifting. They do not course correct in the cellar so fruit quality is paramount.
The wines are delicate - Less extraction, gentle pressing and a general philosophy that less is more. It’s all in the details.
Filigreen Farm is situated on 97 acres in Anderson Valley, Mendocino County, California. It is a Demeter-certified Biodynamic and CCOF-certified organic diversified farm whose primary products are tree fruits, blueberries, olives, wine and table grapes, and houses a production garden (flowers and vegetables), livestock, apiary, and an ongoing inquiry into water revitalization. Filigreen is located on land once inhabited and managed by the Tabahtea (Tah-bah-tay) Pomo First Peoples named after Taa-Bo-Tah, or Long Valley.
**DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, WE HAVE AN UPGRADED, INSULATED SHIPPING MATERIAL TO PREVENT DAMAGING THE WINE IN TRANSIT. THIS INCREASES SHIPPING TO $30/ BOX TEMPORARILY UNTIL THE WEATHER COOLS DOWN. **
US Natural Wine ships once a week, every Wednesday. All orders should be placed by Tuesday at 10am in order to be picked up from our distributors and out on Wednesday's delivery truck.
Shipping cost is 18 bucks a box (up to 12 bottles) so we highly encourage picking up more than 1 bottle for the best value!
At $18, we have some of the most competitive shipping rates compared to other low-intervention wine e-commerce, which can range from $20-$25 a box. Ultimately, we eat the cost of shipping more often than not because wine can be damn heavy. As a small business, we are simply unable to offer free shipping. We can't thank you enough for your understanding!