2016 Chamisal Vineyards Edna Valley Chardonnay
Chamisal was the first vineyard planted in the Edna Valley in 1973 and now contains 80 acres planted to 5 varieties and 25 clonal selections. The nearby Pacific ocean creates a long temperate growing season for exceptional hang time, which combines with the calcareous, clay-rich soil to produce fruit with exceptional intensity and complex flavors.
Our 2016 Chardonnay presents effusive aromas of ripe pear and lemon curd, with touches of fresh geranium. The palate is soft and inviting, teeming with layered flavors of toasted oak, toffee, and preserved Meyer lemon, with balanced acidity and French vanilla on the lengthy finish.