Chardonnay * 75cl * 13.5% ABV * California, USA
The vineyards of the Sonoma Coast offer an unusually long, cool and steady growing season. Lingering fog and wind from the nearby Pacific Ocean moderate temperatures throughout the season and slow the ripening process. With an extended "hang" time on the vines, the results at harvest are small berries with firm acidity and highly concentrated varietal aromas and flavours.
This has pretty floral aromas, as well lemon, green apple and a touch of subtle oak and spice. With white stone fruits, yellow plums and honeydew melon on the palate, this is richly textured but with a balanced acidity that drives a lingering finish.