This light golden Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay leads with aromas
of pineapple, lemon zest, caramelized apple, and toasted hazelnuts.
The palate opens with vibrant acidity and an abundance of peach,
green apple, mandarin, cured lime, and tropical fruit flavors, which
carry through a lusciously creamy finish with notes of apricot and
This small-production Chardonnay comes from a hillside vineyard
that is a true treasure. The Wente clone vines were planted almost
40 years ago and produce Chardonnay with a remarkably rich body. The 2014 vintage is being hailed for its excellent quality and depth of
flavor. It was an early harvest, with many winegrowers starting and
ending a full two weeks ahead of the normal harvest schedule. With
perfect weather and an abundant crop despite the drought, the good
fortune of this season resulted in an amazing vintage.
Do not let the citrusy crispness fool you - this is still a serious
Chardonnay. Fermented with native yeast and aged for 10 months in
French oak, this 100% malolactic wine has an unbelievable texture.
Sit down to a bowl of ceviche or a fatty piece of grilled swordfish
to complement the citrus and light fruit of this wine. For a heartier
match, try roasted chicken or pair with a ripe Brie.