Citrus, stone fruit, smooth and integrated flavors, creamy and tense, with apricot, apple, and lemon nuances. Barrel fermented and aged in French oak. About 65% Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay and 35% Rancho Vinedo Vineyard.
The slight green hue hints at the youthful nature of this complex chardonnay. Aromas ripe peaches and orange blossom are melded with sur lie barrel qualities of graham cracker crust and crème brulée. A luscious, mouthfilling wine is evident in the first taste and the persistent finish invites another sip.
San Simeon Chardonnay is a rich, mouth-filling wine with ripe tropical fruit flavors with complements of citrus and pear. The nose reveals bright fruit and oak toast with hints of vanilla and spice. Mineral notes express the rocky terroir of the vineyards. This structured and well-balanced wine shows a lengthy finish...
About one mile from Dry Creek, this thirteen-acre vineyard benefits from temperatures, that are a bit cooler than most of the appellation. It makes wine that's very aromatic with nice bright fruit, pear and lemon and a bit of minerality on the finish.