2019 Woolsey Road Chardonnay
97 Points Sunset International
"The 2019 Chardonnay is unique, as it is the first vintage showcasing the 50-year old vines of Woolsey Road Vineyard. While I was content with the 30-year old vines of Ritchie Vineyard, I firmly believed that Woolsey Road Vineyard’s old vines better aligned with our classic, opulent, 1990’s-esque style. The untapped potential to produce an iconic Chardonnay presented itself where the extra 20 years of age unveils more character and complexity to our Chardonnay like never before." — Ralph Hertelendy, Founder/Vintner
Be sure to chill it down until the lions change color, and then you’ll know you’re at the proper serving temperature! Similar to previous vintages, it is medium to full-bodied, unfined, unfiltered, and using native yeast, it is interlaced between coastal mineral salinity, bright acidiy, and tropical notes of creamy Maui pineapple, guava, and melon with creme brulee on the long lasting finish.