Flora Springs Family Select Chardonnay 2017
The 2017 Family Select Chardonnay is sourced from sustainably-farmed vineyards in the Oak Knoll District and Carneros, two appellations in the southern regions of Napa Valley. Blending grapes from these cool-climate AVAs gives our Chardonnay a broad spectrum of aromas and flavors. The 2017 balances exuberant flavors of pineapple, mango and Gala apple with robust notes of toasted marshmallow, crème brulee and vanilla extract. Fermented and aged in small oak barrels – mostly French – the wine exhibits lovely overtones of toasted oak and cinnamon spice, and its texture is creamy and rich due to twice-a-week lees stirring. This is a mouth-filling, full-bodied Chardonnay that would make an ideal companion to simply-prepared shellfish such as lobster or crab, cream-based soups and ripe Camembert cheese; its rich profile can even stand up to steak with a silky Béarnaise sauce.
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