2019 Gamboge Chardonnay

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2019 Gamboge Chardonnay
North Coast
ABV - 13.1%

Our first release of a Chardonnay since 2014!  The fruit for this wine comes from a vineyard in the Suisin Valley, just southeast of Napa. The grapes were divided into different lots and fermented with a Saccaromyces Bayanus yeast, a Saccaromyces Cerevisae yeast, and a Candida Zemplenina (a non-Sacch yeast used for low alcohol wines), with the latter used to contribute to a more complex and aromatic wine. The seperate lots are then blended together to create this wine, and we couldn't be happier with the results. On the nose this wine opens up with a waft of nectarines, peaches and orange blossoms all while being caressed by subtle notes of butter. The palate shows more of the same, along with subtle hints of jasmine and wet slate. No oak present.