(2013 Vintage) Long, cool fermentation in a mixture of old and new barrels gives our Chardonnay layers of fruitiness and complexity that result in a wine that is very enjoyable when young or after several years of bottle age. This method of fermentation, in conjunction with whole cluster pressing and "sur lie" aging add layers of toastiness and creaminess to the wine. Together these components meld together harmoniously to create a balanced wine that is both lively and rich in aroma and flavor.
Similar in style to its French cousin, Groth Chardonnay delivers crisp acidity on the front that lends to warm ripe green apple with a touch of honeysuckle and pear. It has an elegantly lengthy finish with a touch of butter and oak.
nose was mild and resembled a classic chard; flavor was sharp, acidic, unbalanced and the aftertaste was of gasoline and quite unpleasant.