This Chardonnay has a light golden hue and shows aromas of lemon custard, rich vanilla, cream and toasted oak. The palate is rich and generous, layered with tropical notes of mango, papaya and pineapple. Flavors of ripe apples and pears integrate seamlessly with subtle toffee and caramel notes. This wine is lush and complex but relies on the natural acidity of cool-climate Santa Lucia Highlands fruit to maintain an exquisite balance.
This easy sippin’ Chardonnay is medium+ bodied. Notes of juicy yellow Apple , fresh pineapple and lemon complement the long finish with just the right touch of oak.
-Virginia Philip, Master Sommelier
Lobster with fresh herbs and drawn butter or Pan Roasted Salmon with Grilled Asparugus
Light golden hue
Aromas of vanilla
and ripe pear
Rich, lush mouthfeel
Round, creamy finish
“The scent of the herbs and spices are still present in my memory. My Dad had me smell and taste every herb present at the market. Some 37 years later… in my experience of cooking all over the world… unique scents are what create memories of love and euphoria… This is why our wines will always be unique with style and depth… Think of the colors of the Caribbean, the ocean, the breeze, the trees, the land, the people and the carnival….
To me this is what wines are supposed to be. Alive, harmonious enjoyment”
We picked individual Chardonnay vineyard blocks with the perfect balance between ripeness, sweetness, acidity and flavor. Fermented and aged separately, each lot went through an almost-complete malo-lactic fermentation to impart richness while retaining an important portion of the wine’s natural acidity. The lots were then oak-aged in a combination of medium and medium-plus French oak. Aromas of sweet tropical fruits, lemon zest and ripe apple paired with a creamy vanilla show the nuanced oak treatment. There is freshness yet balance in the flavors of mango, pineapple, pear and light caramel notes which give way to an incredibly long finish