Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml
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The 2016 Chardonnay Old Guard was aged 11 months in neutral oak and finished with six months in stainless steel. It features scents of spiced peach cobbler, lime peel, petrichor, slivered almonds, quince and chamomile—this is much more open and giving than its 2017 counterpart. It's light to medium-bodied, tensile and mineral-driven in the mouth with tangy acidity and a long finish. This still has so much life ahead of it. 405 cases were made.
The 2016 Chardonnay Old Guard comes from the oldest vines of the estate and is brought up all in older oak. It offers an almost Alsatian Riesling-like minerality and green citrus streak, with more orchard fruits, white flowers, and classic salinity coming through with time in the glass. Deep, rich, and beautifully textured on the palate, it has vibrant acidity, plenty of density and mid-palate oomph, and a great finish. It too will keep for a decade or more, and I suspect it will be even better with a year or two in bottle.