The wine invites with aromas of warm lemon cream pie, toasted hazelnuts and bright notes of tropical fruit like pineapple and mango. The palate is complex with layers of flavors including orange blossom, lemon zest, browned butter and baking spice. The well structured wine is balanced with a rich texture and expressive acidity. The lively finish lingers with a classic lemon oil flavor.
The 2010 Sonoma County Reserve Chardonnay is our 14th vintage of this wine. For this blend, we selected fruit from the critically acclaimed Robert Young Vineyard (56%) in the Alexander Valley and Cold Creek Ranch (25%) in the Sonoma Coast appellation along with supporting fruit from Durell Vineyard (10%) in Sonoma Valley and Belle Terre Vineyard (4%) in the Alexander Valley. This vintage also marks the addition of fruit from Westside Farms (5%) in the Russian River Valley.