Beautifully perfumed aromatics of caramel, honey, apricot, and nectarine are enhanced by just a kiss of toasty oak. The bright crisp mouthfeel exposes zesty granite flavors that seamlessly weave around a core of butterscotch and honeycomb. This medium-bodied Chardonnay offers a luscious texture and finishes with an appealing mineral note of wet stones.
–Tasting Notes by Winemaker Nick Goldschmidt
Appearance pale gold
Aromas peach, orange rind, brown nougat, almond, honey, toasty oak
Palate lime, melon, wet stone, croissant flake, lively acidity, long finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
This Burgundian style Chardonnay is great for sipping on the porch but will also pair beautifully with Spring and Summer seasonal dishes such as seafood, salads with light dressings, vegetable ravioli or chicken.
Ready to enjoy and will age well another 3-5 years
Peters Vineyard in Russian River Valley
“Three select rows were separately fermented and then aged in small French oak barrels. This vineyard should have been replanted, as it is on AXR1, which is the rootstock destroyed by phylloxera in 1989. However, phylloxera can’t survive in this powdery, sandy loam soil. On top of this, we have the scion (Chardonnay) which is not a modern day clone but an old field selection. This was selected for its characters of white peach and nectarine. Characters you do not find in modern day clones. The wine spent 18 months in French oak, of which 17% was new and left without SO2 for most of that time. No M-L. As a result here is a wine with plenty of mineral and great mouth watering flavors that last in the mouth, like forever.” –Winemaker Nick Goldschmidt