Fragrant, sunshine. Outstanding quality.
We source our Durelles Chardonnay from the oldest blocks of vineyards in the upper Sonoma Valley, some hilly areas. Several of these raised areas of the property create wind tunnels that create airflow and reduce temperatures during fruit development. In 2018, the growing season progressed slowly at a normal pace in mild spring weather. When it came to fruition, it produced a large amount of fruit, and a considerable amount of fruit was picked. Despite this, we were able to harvest grapes of exceptional quality. A rich and luxurious wine with a hint of lime and mineral notes. Aromas of honey lemon meringue, shortbread and yellow apple. A wonderful wine that fits well with the expression of the sunshine in the glass.
Wine Enthusiast 95 points, Antonio Galloni 93 points
While previously comprised of solely Wente clone chardonnay, this vintage introduces a block of Hyde clone from an older section of the vineyard, adding to the subtle complexity of this wine. Bursting from the glass with enticing aromatics of lime zest and jasmine, Origin's palate is Equally sublime with grapefruit, slate, and rich texture from sur lie aging. Pair this with shellfish and you're in for a fabulous afternoon.