The 2016 Coastview Vineyard Chardonnay is very aromatic with a cornucopia of white stone fruits, palm fruit, citris with marzipan, crushed rocks and hints of reduction which bring to mind classic top end white burgundy. It is mouth filling with a beautiful balance of acidity and tannins which carries the finish long. Each of the notes perceived on the nose carries through to the palate. With each successive year, we are fine tuning how we make this wine as we strive to be more transparent to the vineyard to really let it sing. We feel this is probably our best effort to find its way to your glass so far.
Approachable at release, though improved significantly with a decanting, the wine will continue to gain complexity and character over the next 3-5 years and age gracefully for at least 10+ years, especially from magnum.
We recommend pairing this wine with seafood, white meats with citrus glazes, or simply enjoyed on a nice afternoon.
Lime skins, grapefruit, ash, lily, chives and dairy aromas make for a unique and dynamic entry to the nose of this bottling from a vineyard high in the mountains near Chalone. There's a grainy tightness to the palate, where Meyer lemon pith, almond oil and herbal elements battle for attention.