2018 Chamisal Vineyards Chamise Chardonnay
Chamise is our flagship Chardonnay. We began making this wine in 2008 with a single barrel. It still remains a very small lot, typically from a single block in our Estate Vineyard. Over nearly 50 years of farming vines at Chamisal, we have developed an intimate knowledge of our site. Chamise represents the use of that knowledge to find the best combination of soil, microclimate, clonal material and winemaking to create a truly great Chardonnay.
An intensely concentrated chardonnay with aromas of pear and quince, baked apple and crème brûlée. The palate is highly complex with layers of fruit, lees and lightly caramelized oak notes interwoven with focused acidity. Pair with dungeness crab or lobster. Will also pair well with rich white fish such as halibut. Cellar through 2025.