Los Carneros is one of the most prestigious Chardonnay growing areas in California, and this wine demonstrates why. Bright and balanced, it's simply delicious!
TASTING NOTES: Our 2015 Los Carneros Chardonnay is classic Chardonnay. Elegant with complex aromas of pear, green apple, lemon citrus, mineral and floral notes. There is a rich bouquet of hazelnut, butterscotch, and vanilla. The palate is rich and luscious, balanced with bright acidity. Flavors of crème brulée, pear, apple and lemon crème linger on the long smooth finish. VINTAGE NOTES: The 2015 growing season was marked by a drastic reduction in crop size. This was a result of weather conditions that impacted fruit set. The vines natural reaction to having less fruit is to put all its energy into assuring that the fruit it does set is of the highest possible quality. So, once the main growing season started, the temperate conditions of Los Carneros gave us ripe, concentrated flavors and aromas while the cool nights preserved crisp acidity and gave great balance on the palate. All in all, this is a vintage to collect and enjoy the additional complexities afforded as it ages.