This Chardonnay from Waterstone features concentrated citrus, pear, green apple and nectarine fruit, and nicely integrated sweet oak. The wine lingers on the palate, and has the structure and acidity to provide for good longevity. The Chardonnay grapes for this wine were grown in the Carneros region, where soils are dense, shallow, of low to moderate fertility, and high in clay content. While the soils lead to low yields, the region’s maritime climate allows a longer growing season; the end result is balanced color, flavor and acidity in the harvested grapes.
Fish, seafood, white meat, salad
Third Party Reviews
(2013) This is a floral, zesty and vibrant white wine, given six months in French oak, half of it new. With a complex hit of briny salt and citrus, it flirts between layers of savory and sweet, finding just the right balance of structure and acidity. Score 91, Wine Enthusiast, April 2016