2016 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
California’s north coast has hit the trifecta with another superb vintage in the last three years. And another growing season following suit with a perfectly balanced crop to vine vigor ratio. A mild summer with very little heat spikes the harvest came in during the mild month of September with spectacularly looking fruit. The beautiful clean fruit taken in during harvest posed no hitches during the fermentation process which has yielded just as beautiful wines.
White peach, citron and Fuji apple scents harmonize wonderfully in this heavyweight bottling. On the palate sinewy but firm rich mouth filling textures of vanilla cream wafer, crème brule, mineral and beeswax mingle to create pure balance. The flavors shift to a clean but full finish of tarte tatin, toasted hazelnut and apple pie that linger to what seems an eternity.