This 2012 Carneros Chardonnay, entirely estate-bottled from our Henry Ranch vineyard, has distinctive ripe pear and apricot aromas with rich concentration of caramel, toast and tropical fruit flavors. The finish lingers with nice acidity and a little earthiness.
This blend of our two major Chardonnay sources—Carsi Vineyard in Yountville and Henry Ranch in Carneros—has resulted in a wine with intense aromas of pears, green apples, which follows with attractive flavors long on rich fruit.
Smooth and balanced, with nice acidity, it will clearly improve over the next few years; but it’s hard to resist right now, especially with richly sauced seafood or roast turkey!
This nearly dry, spicy white wine, known for its exotic aromas and flavors reminiscent of cinnamon, apricot, lychee and perfumed rose petals, has concentrated fruit flavors of delicate ripe pear plus mild spice balanced by supple acidity. No wonder it's a Sweepstakes Winner!
Noted British wine writer Hugh Johnson proclaimed our previous vintage Dry Riesling to be our “best-made wine” and found this crisp and food-friendly Riesling “fresh, fruity, clean and very, very appealing.”
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