2015 Late Harvest Chardonnay Anderson Valley
“An intense bouquet with notes of stem ginger, honeycomb, candied lemons, mineral, and a touch of nutmeg. The palate is generous on the entry with touches of ginger, white pepper, and bitter orange. It is exceptionally well-focused, persistent, and loaded with fruit, yet bright, zesty, and vivacious.” – Stephane 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 the early bloom was followed by cooler temperatures, wind and rains, which slowed development and reduced yields. The result was a small crop of well- concentrated fruit that ripened fully and slowly before an early harvest in August.
Food Pairing Notes
Seared Foie Gras with pickled peach