2012 Chardonnay, 'Jon Boat', Carneros Magnum
Vineyard Notes: From a collection of vineyards within the Carneros region, the most notable being the Hudson Ranch. The vintage set up perfectly from bud break right on through to harvest, and considering the challenging 2011 and 2010 vintages, was welcomed with open arms. Harvested September 28th and October 3rd.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Stainless steel fermented. Half the wine was 100% French oak-aged in neutral barrels and the other half remained in stainless steel sur lees. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Golden straw in color. Very big nose full of pineapple, mango, key lime, and white peach. Secondary aromas of Banana Runt candies, green apple, and gardenia. Ripe, medium-bodied flavors of apricot, pear, and quince. Secondary hints of licorice, key lime, green apple, and petrol.