The 2016 vintage in Sonoma County was almost perfect with moderate late winter rains, providing a healthy boost to the drought-stricken region. Moderate spring and summer weather led to elegant, profound wines with tremendous amounts of expression even at an early age.
Our 2015 Hawk Hill Vineyard Chardonnay, a golden hue in the glass, offers alluring aromas of lemon crème, vanilla and a bright dash of Granny Smith apple. Luscious flavors of almond paste and caramel lead to a hint of cinnamon spice upon the finish and are bal-anced with bright acidity and medium body. This well-structured Chardonnay pairs well with mild cheeses or rich seafood dishes.
Our 2014 Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay opens with delicate white flower aromatics mingled with Fuji apple and subtle ginger spice notes. Flavors of ripe peach, nectarine and almond paste are complemented by vanilla oak flavors. Creamy and rich upon the palate, this full bodied Chardonnay offers a defined structure and spreading flavors leading to a delightfully lingering finish.
Our 2015 Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay opens with enticing aromas of Asian Pear and hazelnut with a touch of Meyer lemon. Creamy flavors of Fuji apple with toasted oats and vanilla crème spread across the palate. Well balanced acidity and a long finish make this a delightful pairing with roasted chicken or hard cheeses.
Our 2016 Stubbs Vineyard Chardonnay opens with a bright nose of white peach, nectarines and lime zest. Rich flavors of toasted lemon curd and hazelnut with a hint of soft spice coat the palate. This full-bodied Chardonnay offers a concentrated core and lingering finish, making it a perfect pairing to dishes like layered Paella or chicken alfredo.
The OFS Chardonnay, a delightful golden hue in the glass, is a balanced, complex wine that reflects the best characteristics of each of the vineyards that contribute to the final blend. The 2014 vintage offers an aromatic bouquet of green apple and orange blossom with a touch of graham cracker. Flavors of golden pear and baking spices are accented with vanilla and a touch of oak. This medium bodied wine has a lingering finish that pairs perfectly with Moroccan tagine.