Sea Smoke Chardonnay 2017, Santa Rita Hills
An elegant Chardonnay with aromas of peonies, orange
peel and slight key lime. Complemented by honeycomb and a slight
nuttiness in the focused mid-palate and the refreshing cool climate
acidity of our estate vineyard.
Flora Springs Family Select Chardonnay 2017
$45.00Add to cart
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.
Mer Soleil Silver 2016$25.00Add to cart
We believe that the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation in Monterey County is one of the best appellations in the world for producing Chardonnay. This region benefits from cool morning fog and afternoon breezes that result in a long growing season, producing intense fruit flavors balanced with vibrant acidity. Mer Soleil Silver 2016 is a pure, clean expression of estate-grown Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay. A pale yellow hue, the wine is well balanced with great structure. Bright minerality, pink grapefruit and key lime characters shine through on the nose, followed by lemon zest and stone-fruit. The mid-palate displays intriguing notes of lemon meringue, quince and citrus, complemented by a crisp acidity that carries through from start to finish. The ceramic bottle reflects the small cement fermentation vessels that they use to give the wine its fully rounded mouthfeel. The higher acidity in this wine makes it a perfect accompaniment to a wide array of food, particularly salads, grilled seafood, tomato-based dishes and fresh oysters.