(2013 Vintage) A big, rich wine from California’s Central Coast, our full and elegantly textured Chardonnay has decadent levels of butter, cream, bright citrus and vanilla. These layers melt into a balance of oak and subtle spice. This wine epitomizes the Central Coast’s crisp and vibrant Chardonnay character. We use a malolactic fermentation to impart rich buttery flavor, then leave the wine sur lie to achieve a full, soft body. Aging for nine months in premium American oak barrels enhances the golden color, adds creamy texture, and injects nuances of subtle toasty oak and spice.
Has a quite a bite with a smooth ending. Olive notes are on the strong side. Prefer crisp, bright Rieslings that aren't too sweet.
balanced oak and acid, nice overall, good with food
a very nice Malbec with deep overtones
great with seafood ok with chicken
bitter bad taste
Drank at Carino's