2012 Sonoma Valley Chardonnay
This may be one of the finest Sonoma Valley Estate Chardonnays we have made. The wine is smooth and creamy yet clean and crisp with a lingering finish. These qualities by themselves make this an inviting and refreshing wine. On the nose the aromas of vanilla and orange blossoms mingle with pear, citrus and cantaloupe melon. Hints of peach and Meyer lemon add to the bouquet. On the first sip the silky texture amplifies the flavors of ripe peach, lemon, lime and melons. The wine maintains a sweet lemon flavor with hints of lime and lemon zest on the finish. The combination of aroma, texture and finish make this wine well balanced and delicious. Double Gold Winner at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition January 2015.