For those, like me, who occasionally relish in a bold buttery fully malolactic fermentation, no holds barred and unapologetic Chardonnay - this is your number. With stunning notes of honeysuckle, butterscotch, white peach, apricot, lemon zest, lime kefir, sweet resin, and wild grasses, this offers everything you want in a opulent Chardonnay. And frankly unapologetic is the correct word. The acidity and minerality keep it in check and its cooler growing area on the estate makes certain it has complexity. It is so well balanced with all its diverse elements that it is a pleasure to drink and a wine that actually could work with a multitude of diverse foods. And isn’t that what we ask for in a wine to begin with?
ORIGIN: Napa Valley, Los Carneros
PRICE: $50/750 ml
SCORE: 93 POINTS