2012 Chardonnay, Carneros
Merryvale Stanly Ranch Estate, Hyde Vineyard
- Hand sorted, whole-cluster pressed
- 100% barrel fermented with native yeast
- Native malolactic fermentation
Aged 9 months in French oak
14% by volume
5+ years from vintage date with proper storage conditions.
Vibrant gold in color, with aromas of mandarin and ripe tropical fruits interwoven with barrel notes, sweet oak, toast, and spice. On the palate, the wine has bright, lively acidity, with sweet fruit flavors, good depth and complexity. The finish is clean and elegant, with a hint of minerality.