Happy international Chardonnay Day!
Pale lemon in color.
Strong oaky nose of citrus, cedar, toast, vanilla, spices, golden apples and white pepper.
Full bodied, buttery and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with toasted oak, vanilla, spices, apples and black pepper.
Spicy finish with limes.
This is a young Oaky Chardonnay from Carneros. Big, bold and fruit forward.
Needs a couple of years in the bottle to mature. I had the 2018 recently, and it was much better so its worth waiting for a bit.
A little much for me at this point, but it was a big hit at the table.
A good quality wine that needs time to chillax.
14.5% alcohol by volume.