2017 Bien Nacido Estate Chardonnay
Hand harvested at night, and whole cluster pressed. It was then barrel fermented with native yeast and malolactic fermentations. Aging was sur lie for 16 months in French oak; 25% new. This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Inviting aromas of grapefruit, chamomile, and cut straw, burst out of the glass. The chiseled entry yields to a rich but energetic palate that is savory and elegant.