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.
Golden colored in the glass, our 2014 Hawk Hill Vineyard Chardonnay opens with concentrated aromas of green apple and vanilla with hints of baked lemons. Creamy flavors of marzipan, caramel and vanilla crème are balanced with bright citrus zest. Creamy and medium-bodied, this well-structured Chardonnay pairs well with mild-cheeses and flakey, white fish.
Our 2014 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 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.
Enticing aromas of grapefruit and melon open this crisp Chardonnay. Rich flavors of passionfruit, white peach and a hint of white pepper round out this big, full Chardonnay that culminates in a long lasting finish.
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.