Pronounced aromas of lemon juice, bitter orange peel, anise and lanolin are an attractive foil to refreshing flavors of melon rind and toasted coriander. The mouthwatering finish is structured, complex and displays mature fruit notes.
This chardonnay is produced entirely from grapes grown in the Talley estate in the Arroyo Grande Valley on the Central Coast of California. The Mt. Eden, Wente and 76 clone vines were planted in 1995 and 2000 to clay and sandy loam soil. Fermentation occurred naturally with indigenous yeast in neutral French oak barrels and the wine was aged for 11 months in neutral French oak (10% new).