2016 Chardonnay, "Proprietor's Reserve"
Immediately upon opening, the nose offers up aromas of crisp pineapple, lemon grass and hints of sweet oak. Pause to admire the pale straw color of the wine and give the glass a few swirls. With a bit of air, the nose opens up and yields notes of honeysuckle, dried straw and medium toasted oak.
Extensive stirring of the lees in the early stages has helped create a beautiful balance between the resolute acidity and silky weight on the mid-palate. In addition to the firm backbone created by acidity, there are clean mineral notes framing in the lush flavors. With a finish that is elegant and refreshing, this is gorgeously layered wine that will age gracefully over the next decade.
Appellation: Central Coast
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Total Acidity: .84 g/100 mL
Cooperage: 50% New French Oak & 50% neutral French Oak for 10 months
Bottled: August 2017
Released: February 2019