2015 Mauritson Chardonnay
100% Estate, “Dobbins” Vineyard
100% French Oak, 10% New Oak for 9 months
100% barrel fermented
The nose boasts fresh cut white flowers, farm fresh quince and nuances of honey, sprinkled over fresh cut Gravenstein apple. The front palate is lively and refreshing with complex flavors of crushed rock, date and citrus fruit. Five months of intermittently suspending the lees through batonnage created a beautiful lush mid-palate with a round finish. This wine will continue to drink beautifully over the next three to six years.
Our 2015 Alexander Valley Chardonnay represents the best of both worlds; the beautiful ripe fruit of California Chardonnay minus the oak, with the elegance and complexity of its Burgundian ancestor. The wine is 100% barrel-fermented with only a small percentage of new French oak aged on 100% gross lees