2013 Mauritson Chardonnay
Our 2013 Alexander Valley Chardonnay represents the best of both worlds: the beautiful ripe fruit of California Chardonnay minus the oak along with the complexity of its Burgundian ancestor. The wine is 100 percent barrel fermented but with only a small percentage of new oak.
The nose is a blend of fresh-baked apple pie and pear fruit accented by rich nuances of oak. The front palate shows beautiful texture from the barrel fermentation -- think butterscotch -- while the mid-palate yields to the complex flavors of mineral and citrus fruit. The finish is everything you would expect from a great Chardonnay: full and round with balanced acidity. This wine will continue to drink beautifully over the next three to five years.