(From 2011 Vintage) Bright and lively, this medium-bodied, single vineyard Chardonnay opens with pleasing stone fruit, vanilla and floral spice aromas. On the palate, the wine is well-structured and extremely balanced. The wine offers an intriguing wet stone minerality along with hints of sweet pineapple and lemon curd that lead to a plush and long lasting finish.
This Belle Terre Chardonnay presents fruit aromas of pear and dried apricots on the nose with creamy buttery hints of smoky vanilla. On the palate, forward fruit flavors integrate with creamy oak flavors to a long melon finish. The grapes for this Chardonnay were grown on the Russian River in the Southern Alexander Valley. The terrain consists of gently rolling land with well-drained gravelly and sandy loam soils. Plantings of Old Wente and Wente Greenfield Chardonnay clones date from the early ...