2016 Late Harvest Chardonnay Anderson Valley
“This wine has an intense golden hue. The nose is concentrated with honey, ripe peach and pear, intermixed with delicate floral notes. Exotic spices and quince paste show elegance and lead the way to a wine full of energy and concentration. The finish is long, with tremendous freshness and wet stone minerality. This vintage will age for a decade.” – Stéphane Vivier
An early bud break, wet spring soils, and a long growing season produced a vintage with excellent quality. Spring started quickly and rapid growth was met with average summer temperatures, which slowed development and reduced yields. The result was a moderate crop of well-concentrated fruit that ripened fully and slowly before an early harvest.
Seared foie gras with pickled peach