2019 Chardonnay Reserve
The wine has a pale straw color with perhaps a greenish tinge to it. The nose is beautifully expressive with aromas of wet stone, flint, matchstick, citrus and stone fruits, and upon aeration and warmth, you get more topical nuances and perhaps a touch of butterscotch or caramel from the oak.
The palate is lively and vibrant with a good core of acidity on the entry with flavors of red apple skin, green apple, lemon, citrus and stone fruits. The oak provides some texture and weight with the finish quite long and length, but the influence of the barrel is kept to a minimum. This wine shows more tension and vivacity than previous years and showcases a style that we will be pursuing in the future.
Immediately enjoyable but I think this will drink beautifully between 3 and 5 years after bottling. I would serve this wine slightly chilled.
Food pairing would include, cheeses, shellfish, oysters or fish.