Nose

It opens with a fresh, floral nose with a touch of bright citrus. This Chardonnay has a beautiful minerality balanced with tangy citrus notes and a touch of vanilla.

Palate

With a crisp mouthfeel, this wine displays a nicely balanced acidity and culminates with a smooth finish that makes it the perfect pairing with a variety of dishes.

Growing Conditions

The 2015 vintage across California was one of the earliest harvested vintages in history. Colder temperatures in May caused uneven fruit set which resulted in a lower than average yield. Winemakers worked together with vineyard crews to ensure only the highest quality grapes were picked and crushed. Harvest began at the end of July and most growers were finished by mid-October.

Winemaking

Our 2015 R Collection Chardonnay is an exquisitely balanced and crisp Chardonnay primarily fermented in stainless steel tanks and only a very small amount of oak, providing a nice alternative to the heavier oaked Chardonnays

Food Pairing

Try it with grilled shellfish or spicy Thai cuisine.