Nose

The 2010 Jayson Chardonnay opens with aromas of honeysuckle, subtle tangerine and white peach.

Palate

This wine has a bright core with hints of minerality and lemon zest, leading to a juicy, weighty long finish with lingering notes of vanilla and toast.

Bottling

It was not fined or sterile filtered and bottled on Aug. 19, 2011.

Winemaking

The grapes were hand-sorted and gently whole-cluster pressed. After overnight settling, the juice was racked to barrels for 100% native yeast barrel fermentation followed by malo-lactic fermentation.

Aging

The wine was aged in 90% new French oak barrels for eleven months on the lees, which were stirred weekly.

Appearance

Beautiful straw yellow hue.