Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2018
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Chalk Hill|
Barrel fermentation in new and seasoned French oak added toasty vanilla and spice complexities. During the twelve months of barrel aging, we regularly stirred the "lees" in barrel, which imparts an elegant fullness and creamy texture on the palate. In the glass, the wine is both creamy and crisp, with flavors of golden delicious apple, pear, Meyer lemon, baking spices with a hint of minerality on the long finish. Enjoy over the next one to three years with a gourmet cheese plate, creamy vegetable pasta or grilled halibut.
Juicy, with ripe melon, apple and apricot flavors featuring plenty of cooking spice accents. Toasty and creamy notes on the finish. Drink now. 52,000 cases made.