This Classical styled Conner Lee Vineyard Chardonnay leads with intense Meyer lemon, flowers, Anjou pears, and crème brûlée aromas. A restrained young wine, it opens to show abundant sweet fruit and rich persistent lemony flavors in our rich, smooth-textured, puncheon aged Chardonnay.
This Classical styled Conner Lee Vineyard
Chardonnay leads with intense Meyer lemon,
flowers, Anjou pears and crème brûlée aromas.
A restrained young wine, it opens to show abundant
sweet fruit and rich persistent lemony flavors in our
rich, smooth textured, puncheon aged Chardonnay.
Best served above fridge temperature at 50°F, it
pairs with many savory fish and vegetable dishes.
93 points from Tastings
We continue to improve our plantings at Conner Lee Vineyard
selecting the 1989 old block and the newer clone #75 Chardonnays.
We selected the best of these two harvests to whole cluster press.
Fermented and aged in Burgundy puncheons on its lees for ten
months, we blended and filtered just prior to bottling. Bottled young
for freshness, this wine will age for five years or more. We share this
as the reserve of the vintage especially made for our club members.
A long history with this 1989 vineyard afforded us a predictable
harvest with 2016 being again an early vintage. Our vine care is
adapted to the hot sunny days and available water to carefully ripen
our white fruits. Harvested the first days of September, the whites
were full of flavor and balanced acidity. Fruit color was an ideal shade
of pale yellow turning golden with ripe flavors and fresh acidity.
912 6-pack cases/750 ml