Sea Smoke Chardonnay 2019
The 2019 Sea Smoke Chardonnay is 100% Chardonnay from the Sea Smoke Estate Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. It was aged for a total of 10 months prior to bottling with no fining and no filtration. An elegant Chardonnay with aromas of orange zest, ripe melon and honeysuckle. Complemented by mango and a slight nuttiness in the focused mid-palate and the refreshing cool climate acidity of our estate vineyard.
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Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2018$58.00
Shafer’s single-vineyard Carneros-grown Chardonnay is produced from small-clustered clones of
grapes selected for their low yields and distinctive flavors. Fermentation takes place within individual oak and stainless steel barrels using native yeasts. The wine matures on the lees for 14 months
and since it undergoes no malolactic fermentation this Chardonnay retains a lively natural acidity.
The vineyard is named for its Red-shouldered Hawks and other birds of prey, who play an
important role in Shafer’s sustainable farming practices.
This 25th vintage of Shafer Red Should Ranch Chardonnay 2018 offers abundant, exotic aromas and flavors of citrus
blossom, apricot, pineapple, grapefruit zest, and honeydew melon all held together with seamless
structure, elegant balance, and energy that comes from pure, clean acidity.
Banshee Chardonnay 2018$24.00
This vintage was sourced from a variety of vineyards in the Sonoma Coast including both of the single vineyard sites, Heintz and Bohemian. These vineyards tended to deliver fully developed flavors at relatively high natural acidities, giving them remarkable length and verve. These vineyards tended to deliver fully developed flavors at relatively high natural acidity, giving remarkable length and verve. This wine leans towards orchard fruit showing both apple and pear but also hints of tropical fruits and vanilla bean. In the mouth the wine is moderate weight but packs extraordinary depth of flavor, echoing the aroma with fuji apple, meyer lemon, sage and vanilla panna cotta. The finish is all energy with mouthwatering citrus notes.
Talbott Chardonnay 2019, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard$53.00
The 2019 Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay opens with aromas of Pink Lady apple, Bosc pear, pineapple and tropical fruit with a hint of brioche. These juicy tropical and stone fruit flavors continue on the palate along with accents of hard spices, vanilla and brown sugar. The mouthfeel is opulent and rich with a nimble and lively intensity. The finish is elegant with a creamy texture from extended lees contact and barrel aging which gives way to zesty acidity that keeps the wine clean and refreshing. This is our classic bottling from Sleepy Hollow Vineyard drawn from our favorite blocks ranging from 8-45 years old. 91 Points Wine Enthusiast.