Pali Wine Co. Chardonnay
With aromas of toasty oak, coconut shavings, lemon custard, baked apple and vanilla bean. A full and rich palate of bread dough, crème brulee, a touch of oak and pear, with a finale that lasts for at least a full minute. A beautiful and seamless Chardonnay.
Golden straw, brilliant clarity. Fresh and balanced, this Sonoma County Chardonnay offers aromas of fresh stone fruits - white peach, crème brulee, and sea salt – with floral notes of honeysuckle and jasmine. A fresh burst of acidity, followed with touches of toasty oak on the mid-palate and finishes clean with more tart acidity. Well-balanced with both minerality and a touch of new oak. Flavors of orange and lemon peel, green apples, baked peaches, brine, graham crackers and vanilla bean.
“The 2014 Chardonnay Huber Vineyard has a classy bouquet of buttered orchard fruits, charcoal, toasted bread and spice. Barrel-fermented (malolactic fermentation was mostly blocked) and aged 15 months in 30% new French oak, drink this rounded, layered, yet still fresh and lively white over the coming 4-5 years.”
- Jeb Dunnuck, eRobertParker.com
2013 Huber Chardonnay is our first release from this classic Sta. Rita Hills vineyard. Bright, golden straw color.The nose is overflowing with hints of butterscotch and salty ocean air. The palate explodes with lemons and pears highlighted with a dancing minerality on the tongue. Finishes with flavors of key lime pie. It was barrel fermented using minimal amounts of new French Oak.