2016 Chardonnay

$32

A much anticipated release, this new Chardonnay marks the second harvest from this superb vineyard, located just across the road from our winery. And like its predecessor (the 2015) it will likely sell out in a matter of weeks! Whole-cluster-pressed and then barrel-fermented and aged in French oak, the wine is both lush and complex. There are notes of tropical fruit, minerality and spice. The texture is rich and creamy, balanced by a bright acidity and a clean finish. It would partner well with Dungeness Crab Souffle, Roasted Butternut Squash, or a Warm Goat Cheese and Pear Salad.

Alcohol: 13.7%
Harvested: September 7 and 8, 2016
Bottled: June 14, 2017
Production: 170 cases produced

VINEYARDS 100% Greengate Ranch & Vineyard, Edna Valley AVA
AGING 7 Barrel Blend, 20% New Oak, 100% Barrel Fermented & Aged for 8 Months