Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml
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The 2016 Chardonnay Vanguard aged 11 months in 85% new French oak before finishing in stainless steel for six months. It opens minerally with scents of crushed shell, smoke and gunflint, slowly giving up lime pith, orange blossom, hazelnut, pastry crust and stone fruits. It's vibrant and minerally in the mouth, with light to medium weight, tangy acidity and a chalky texture, finishing long. 497 cases produced.
The 2016 Chardonnay Vanguard comes from some of the younger vines and sees more new oak, with the goal of making a distinctly different wine than the Old Guard release. Despite the new barrels, you wouldn’t know it by tasting the wine, which offers classic notes of citrus blossom, buttered toast, spice, and crushed mint. With medium to full-bodied richness, a layered, seamless texture, no hard edges, and vibrant acidity, it's a total gem in the vintage. Drink it any time over the coming decade.