Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml
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A big, rich and showy white, filled with spicy notes to the ripe apple, pear and wild herb flavors. Minerally and buttery accents emerge on the contoured finish. Drink now through 2024. 2,750 cases made.
This is the “second” wine of the Monte Bello Chardonnay. It aged 14 months in 10% new oak (both French and American oak were used). The 2017 Chardonnay Estate Monte Bello Vineyard has a minerally nose with crushed shell and saline plus toast, spring blossoms, white peaches, hay and nutty accents. Medium-bodied, it has a pure core of stone fruits with earthy nuances, a great line of minerality, juicy freshness and a long, nuanced finish.
This is always delicious and shows complexity and precision with sliced cooked apples, limes, lemons and hints of flan and butterscotch. Medium to full body. Tight and compact. Lovely wine to drink now or hold.
The 2017 Chardonnay Estate has a Burgundian reductive quality as well as first-rate notes of caramelized orchard fruits, crushed rock, and subtle toasty, nutty notes. Rich, medium to full-bodied, with bright acidity, it has beautiful mid-palate depth, and well as the class and structure to keep for 15+ years. This is beautifully done.