This alluring Chardonnay begins with aromas of pineapple, apricot and citrus blossom, as well as hints of vanilla, sweet oak and spice from aging in French oak barrels. The lovely bright citrus and tropical fruit elements are echoed on the palate, which strikes an elegant balance between mouth-filling richness and firm, refreshing acidity. The finish is long and satisfying, with lingering notes of crème brûlée, nutmeg and citrus zest.
About the Wine
Our 2015 Signature Chardonnay captures the essence of world-class Carneros Chardonnay, with a focus on Robert Young and Wente clone fruit from the famed Sangiacomo Vineyard on the fog-shrouded northwest edge of San Pablo Bay. The 2015 Signature Chardonnay was barrel fermented and aged on the lees for 10 months in 40% new French oak. The wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation, and was bottled unfiltered.