2020 Reserve Chardonnay
Striking a lovely balance between richness and elegance, this Chardonnay reveals alluring aromas of lemon custard, zesty citrus, Asian pear, vanilla and hazelnut. Medium- to full-bodied on the palate, it displays both power and structure, with a lovely underlying texture providing depth and lushness to the citrus and stone fruit flavors. Hints of sweet spice, lemon salt and wet river rock minerality linger on the sophisticated finish.
175 cases produced
Our 2019 Reserve Chardonnay was made exclusively from the renowned “Upper Barn Clone”. These nearly 50-year-old vines in our “Block 2” often produce lower yields, and always have intense signature flavors of Asian pear and spice.
This wine showcases the power and sophistication of the oldest Chardonnay vines in our estate vineyard. It was fermented entirely in large format French oak casks. Indigenous yeasts performed the fermentation (no commercial yeasts were added), and the wine underwent 100% spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Additional aging took place on fine lees in one-and two-year-old Burgundian barriques, and spent a total of 16 months in a combination of cask and barrel.