This Chardonnay is medium depth gold color with excellent clarity. Medium aromas of dried pineapples are followed by crème brûlée, notes of coconut and hints of smoke. Pineapple flavors are accented by citrus and mineral notes as well as a faint hint of marzipan. Upper medium bodied, this wine is smooth with a creamy and soft mouthfeel. A medium length finish is creamy with marzipan notes and some heat.
A field blend of Rued and Dijon 76 clones of Chardonnay grown at Kendall-Jackson's vineyard in Arroyo Seco. Aged in medium toast French oak (35% new) for 8 months.
Good, with appealing characteristics.