2018 Chamisal Vineyards Edna Valley Chardonnay
Chamisal was the first vineyard planted in the Edna Valley in 1973 and now contains 80 acres planted to 5 varieties and 25 clonal selections. The nearby Pacific ocean creates a long temperate growing season for exceptional hang time, which combines with the calcareous, clay-rich soil to produce fruit with exceptional intensity and complex flavors.
On the nose, notes of candied lemon peel and vanilla custard are balanced by an intriguing flintiness. Bright with vibrant acidity balanced by a luxurious creamy body, the wine features notes of key lime, yuzu, and pineapple on the palate.