MacRostie has long preferred high elevation vineyards where the vines are totally exposed. In this case, Nightwing vineyard sits at 1,200 feet, open to long sunny days and cool ocean breezes. This Chardonnay is in the vein of classic California Chardonnays - a wine that straddles all the elements of excellent fruit, malo-lactic, oak aging, stainless steel fermentation, and proper acidity. All these things come together seamlessly, which allows this to be an ideal expression of how good Chardonnay can be. Tactile and bright, this offers lemon zest, lime kefir, butterscotch, light notes of guava and gardenia, resin, and apricot. The judicious use of oak aging - 22% new French oak, and 22% used barrels – allows subtle and rich flavors brought on from the wood, yet still allows for the natural beauty of the Chardonnay grape to best express itself. This is a beautiful wine. 660 cases. ORIGIN: Petaluma Gap, Sonoma. ALCOHOL: 14.5

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