Essence of star jasmine, honey and citrus are hallmarks of this fine Chardonnay.
It is round and ripe in the mouth, but has great acidity and fruit.
2011 will be remembered as the “winemakers” vintage in California. The long, cool growing season continued into the fall harvest season. Slow accumulation of sugars and flavors were the norm for this vintage and quantities were slightly down from normal.
September 5th, 2012
After a long period of waiting for the fruit to become perfectly ripe, the grapes were picked after a slight downpour washed the dust off of the fruit on October 10th. The fruit was rushed to the winery and after diligent sorting, poured as whole clusters in the press. The gentle extraction of the juice was cold settled for 24 hours.
Combination of neutral (70%) and new (30%) French oak barrels where it fermented for 24 days before going dry. The barrels were then stirred weekly for 11 months.
A great wine to pair with foods from Dungeness Crab to Alaskan Halibut and Grilled Chicken. It can also be enjoyed as an aperitif or by itself with friends and family.