2020 Chardonnay, Hammer Olsen Vineyard, Anderson Valley
Grown in a premier block at our home ranch and made from limited barrels, this vintage was an earlier pick than previous years. The fruit was pressed whole cluster, which adds time to the process but refines the character of the fruit in the resulting wine by minimizing skin contact. Sarah’s barrel selection for our 2020 release has a distinct candied lemon peel aroma and soft vanilla entry to a lingering caramel finish with notes of dried pineapple with fresh-grated nutmeg. We enjoy tasting how the wine’s citrusy characteristics are well-paired with its cheese equivalent, Bollie’s Mollies -- both tangy and long-lasting.
100% Estate Grown Chardonnay: Clones 548, 801, 76
20% New Oak, 9 Mos Sur Lie
Cheese Pairing: Bollie’s Mollies
Case Production: 216