One of the coolest-climate vineyards in the entire state, the sustainably-farmed Sierra Madre Vineyard has long been heralded an iconic site for growing premium Chardonnay in California. The sandy-loam soils are perfectly suited to the varietal, resulting in low yields that are highly concentrated with loads of bright minerality. There is a serious richness to the palate, which is surprising when considering how in-balance the oak elements are. Tertiary notes such as toasted macadamia nut and baked pie crust are in perfect harmony with bright key lime and yellow flower tones.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: Chardonnay
VINIFICATION: Fermented in 47% new French oak barrels
AGING: Aged in 47% new French oak barrels for 18 months
PAIR WITH: Halibut, roasted chicken, risotto, creamy cheeses
CASE PRODUCTION: 415
PRICE: $42 Retail / $35.70 Club
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