Opening with ripe notes of grilled pineapple, cinnamon toast and crème brûlée, this is a delicious Chardonnay made in the French-inspired tradition of white Burgundy, but with a fun-loving California twist.
Juicy flavors of Gravenstein apple, lemon and grapefruit are met with a hint of white flower on the nose. The mid-palate has a food-friendly heft balanced with lingering acidity and yielding a refreshing finish.
Heavy spring rains enriched the soils and delayed bud break by a few weeks. A heat spike in June, followed by warm weather, brought about an even veraison throughout the vineyards. A cooling trend and touch of rain in mid-September created ideal conditions for the 2019 harvest which is considered a near-perfect vintage.