Pale platinum-straw in appearance. Aromas of ripe pears, roasted almonds, buttered toast, honey, lychee, jasmine blossoms, freshly washed river gravel, lemon zest. Flavors of baked apple with vanilla drizzle, pineapple-mango cream, buttered toast, salty popcorn and lemon curd with notes of nectarine and cantaloupe. Medium bodied with a rich, generously textured and unctuous mouthfeel. Bright, mouthwatering acidity. A long, lingering finish. Pairs well with crab cakes with lemon-dill sauce; butternut squash ravioli; roasted chicken with spring greens, fresh mango and macadamia nuts; Taleggio or Pont-l'Évêque cheese.
Wine SpectatorDistinctive for the lemon drop flavors and hints of lime and kiwifruit, this makes for an unusually compelling Chardonnay that's long and clean, and keeps revealing different facets. Drink now through 2023. 1,232 cases made.