2015 Chardonnay Anderson Valley
"The hue is a pale and refined straw green. The nose shows fine-drawn expression of perfectly ripe pit fruit, floral, citrus and lightly spiced aromas. In the palate, we taste a very well judged balance of grass and minerality. The freshness is always present in a focused package. Terrific length and definition." - Stéphane Vivier
An early bud break, one of the longest flowering periods in years, and a long growing season produced a vintage that shines in quality. Spring started fast and an early bloom was met with a dip in temperature, wind, and rains, which slowed the development and reduced yields. The result was a small crop of extremely well-concentrated fruit that ripened fully and slowly before an early harvest in August.
Food Pairing Notes
Lacinato kale salad with pulled chicken