TURNING LEAF CHARDONNAY 187

California Chardonnay is not only distinguished for its quality, it is remarkable for variety. Since the state covers such a vast landmass representing many different ecosystems, it encompasses an amazing diversity of growing regions as well, many of which produce Chardonnay that is equally unique and locally characteristic. A number of vineyards utilized by Turning Leaf wines, for example, are situated in one of California's most productive agricultural centers, an area in the middle of the state that stretches from the Sacramento Valley in the North to Bakersfield in the South. It is a region in which warm daytime temperatures are offset at night by cool incursions of coastal fog; ideal conditions for Chardonnay that is naturally rich in citrus and tropical flavors with intriguing hints of golden stone fruits such as peaches or even apricots.