2015 Maldonado Vineyard Chardonnay, Napa Valley
350 Cases Produced
Our Dijon Clone vines have really come into themselves in the last few years, and the 2015 vintage of our Maldonado Vineyard Chardonnay is broader, bolder, and more aromatic than ever before. This is due primarily to the notable growing conditions of 2015, with continuing drought throughout the entire year that was mitigated by plenty of cool, foggy mornings. We saw a lower berry set due to lower temperatures during bud-break, which resulted in a more structured, intensely perfumed wine.
This wine has a golden straw hue in the glass with bouquet of honey, marmalade, fresh citrus zest, toasted pine nuts, rocky flints, allspice and toasty notes. Crisp lemon drop, pineapple, ripe apple and coconut fill the mouth. The play of fresh and savory notes is mirrored in the balance of bright acidity and full body.
Anticipated maturity from 2017 to 2020.