2017 Highwayman Reserve Chardonnay
The aromatics fill the glass with notes of lightly baked apples and a touch of butterscotch and minerality. On the palate notes of carmel and creme brulee prevail leading to a finish that is smooth and buttery with the perfect balance of acidity.
Selected from two of our favorite vineyard blocks from Sangiacomo Family Vineyards, this release features the Home Ranch and Kiser vineyards. The wine was completely vinified in oak. First fermented in neutral oak and aged on the lees for 3 months. The process continues where the wine was racked to brand new medium toast French oak barrels for 6 months to achieve the toasty, vanilla notes. A secondary malo-lactic fermentation was induced to lengthen the palate texture and complement the bright, natural acidity.
Appellation: Sonoma Valley, Carneros
TA: 6.57 (g/L)
Aging: 6 Months in new French oak - medium toast 180 cases produced