2015 Chardonnay, Monterey
This medium straw colored coastal Chardonnay is grown in the famed Santa Lucía Highlands district. The aromas express concentrated honeysuckle with banana cream pie notes due to the careful barrel fermentation in 2 year old French oak barrels. The palate showcases the layers of acidity with tropical elements such as Mango and passion fruit and finishing with creme brûlée flavors. This wine underwent full malo-lactic fermentation in barrel.
This wine pairs well with grilled wild caught Salmon with a mango cilantro salsa and dusted with a pinch of cayenne. Serve it with soft polenta or a potato parsnip purée and a watercress salad with heirloom radishes.
Tasting Panel, 03/17
“Smooth, ripe and juicy with smooth vanilla oak;
mellow and balanced with ripe pear fruit and a
mellow finish; long and creamy.”
Wine Enthusiast, 05/17
“Dried apple and pear aromas meet with touches of oak, macadamia nut and wet cement on the nose of this bottling. Similar dried apple and pear flavors show on the palate, which is lifted by citrus pith and a touch of smoke on the finish."