De Novo

2021 Chardonnay

Third time’s a charm with our De Novo Chardonnay. This is a fantastic follow up, delighting in notes of pear, green apple with a hint of vanilla. This wine is a balance of lush texture and vibrant acidity, allowing one to grab a glass with ease.

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Tasting Notes

Relax with notes of pear, green apple, star jasmine prelude apricot, meyer lemon and a hint of vanilla and honeysuckle on the palate. A keen balance of lush texture and vibrant acidity leads to a lingering finish.



Our Chardonnay, a signature wine of Aptos Vineyard, is named De Novo, which is latin for ‘to start anew’ and commonly used in law when trials restart.


Winemaker John Benedetti shines in this vintage.


Our fruit hails from Lester Family Vineyards in Corralitos. We are honored to use fruit from this celebrated family vineyard in Corralitos. Sitting at 500 feet elevation on Pleasant Valley Road in the Santa Cruz Mountains, fruit from this vineyard is a delight. Influenced by morning fog, temperatures rise during the day, providing excellent conditions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit.

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