2016 Chardonnay, Bennett Valley
Golden yellow in the glass, the 2016 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay shows great varietal character on the nose: ripe Gravenstein apples, lemon curd, candied pineapple and key lime lead with supporting notes of butter shortbread baking spice from time in barrel. Rich and mouthfilling, the palette echoes the nose while bright citrus acidity and an underlying minerality keep the wine in balance. The barrel fermentation lends to a creamy, luxurious texture and a hint of sweet baking spices. A long, lingering finish of lime and toasted almond entice you to take another sip.