Chalone Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
|Region||California, Central Coast, Chalone|
Chalone Estate Chardonnay is crisp and refreshing with a beautiful golden hue. It opens up with nuances of stone fruit, wet rock, and a hint of oak. This Burgundian style Chardonnay boasts a unique minerality and exceptional complexity derived from mature vineyards coupled with ancient limestone that runs through the Chalone AVA.
Pair this Chardonnay with creamy lobster mac and cheese topped with crunchy, golden bread crumbs.
The Somm Journal
Earthy aromas of buttered pear, biscuit, and pistachio are mesmerizing. The mouthfeel is stunning: bright and crisp, with shining gems of golden apple, pineapple, and honeyed ginger as well as minerality that speaks to the terroir of the Chalone Bench of the Gavilan Mountains
Recent vintages mark a return to grace for this historic property, where Winemaker Gianni Abate is bringing life back to the wines. This bottling begins with a tight citruspeel element on the nose as well as crushed sea shell. The texture is very rocky in a pleasant way, carrying fresh flavors of yuzu peel, jicama and Asian pear.
Juicy, with a crunchy mix of apple pastry and dried apricot flavors that are backed by plush acidity. The open-textured finish is spicy and direct.