Layers of complexity and flavors of stone fruit, roasted pear, and a long finish.
When crafting the Home Ranch Chardonnay, my son Adam and I chose to barrel ferment roughly half of the wine in new Burgundian barrels while the other half went into once-used barrels. The wine underwent 100 percent malolactic fermentation and was aged for 10 months, with the lees stirred weekly. Our goal was to create a classically crafted Chardonnay, with a wonderful richness and concentration of the fruit expression of our Home Ranch Vineyard.
Wine EnthusiastExciting California wines from a Chardonnay hot spot… Marked by tangy nectarine and tangerine flavors, with a touch of green apple and pineapple, this is crisp, flinty and intense, with a long, cleansing, leesy finish. Drink now through 2012.
Wine AdvocateA flinty, stony, melon-scented, dry, crisp, zesty, medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc that begs to be drunk over the next year.