Stonestreet Estate Chardonnay 2017
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley|
As a blend of our best Chardonnay vineyard sites, the Estate bottling is one of the most compelling illustrations of the mountain. We blend this wine with shrewd precision, balancing aromatic intrigue, texture and the Mayacamas' signature structural elements into a pure reflection of the vintage. The 2017 Estate Chardonnay exhibits Bosc pear and caramel with delicate salinity. The substantial palate exhibits toffee, cashew brittle and salted grilled peaches and finishes long with savory tension.
Moving to the Chardonnays, the 2017 Chardonnay Estate was fermented and aged 11 months in 33% new French oak. It's a clean and crisp, with terrific notes of stone fruits, brioche, and white flowers. Possessing medium to full body, ample pure fruit, and a balanced style, drink it over the coming 4-5 years.
Custardy notes accent the ripe white fruit flavors. Buttery pastry hints linger with buoyant spiciness on the cream-filled finish. Drink now through 2023.
The 2017 Chardonnay Estate is a very pretty, open-knit wine that captures the essence of the property. Yellow orchard fruit, lemon confit, tangerine, chamomile and dried flowers are nicely laced together in this attractive, inviting Chardonnay from Stonestreet.