Offering up delicate notes of citrus, ripe Anjou pear and warm baked apples, this wine finishes beautifully with hints of vanilla and measured oak. A very well balanced Chardonnay, pair with fresh oysters, lightly seasoned grilled seafood, mild cheeses and even freshly baked goods.
Wine Maker Notes
Sustainably farmed from Mendocino County, this vineyard is farmed by our friend, Pierre LaBarge. Mendocino Chardonnay is becoming very popular, because of it’s aromatic tendencies and balance. Slower ripening at cooler temperatures resulted in the 2010 harvest being physiologically ripe with fully matured flavors. This makes them more food-friendly and suited to a broader array of pairings. Through a stainless steel fermentation and medium toast plus oak program that focused on complimenting the wine, rather than overpowering it, the result was bottled as a great food wine.