Geisler Baron Vineyard, El Dorado
A complex chardonnay that you will keep finding more to love about as you enjoy a glass. Fruit forward aromas with a slight tropical pineapple inclination, balanced with white floral notes, vanilla, minerality and dried peach as the wine fully opens. The oak and butter that California Chardonnay can be so well known for is present but not overpowering the character of the grape itself. Lush and rich on the palate with just the right amount of lemony acidity, creamy mouthfeel, and sweet baked pineapple flavors.
The grapes were destemmed and pressed straight to tank for fermentation. The wine was aged on the lees, with a monthly lees stirring to help soften the palate, until it was time to bottle.
Baked fish. Risotto. Creamy soups. Corn Chowder. Savory butternut squash galette. Chicken pot pie.
Aged for 9 months in 50% new French oak and 50% neutral oak.
125 cases produced
$26 per bottle