2020 Highwayman Reserve Chardonnay
This 2020 Chardonnay is the best vintage of this wine produced to date. From the nose--fresh citrus zest, bright melon and tropical notes prevail. And the midpalate--a lush, round and satisfying mouthfeel. Light, friendly acidity balances this wine out wonderfully and takes it home with a fresh, lingering, mineral-driven finish.Pair with olive oil poached tarragon chicken salad and anything lobster-y—one of the most exciting wines for us to pair (and sip)!
This isn’t just for Chardonnay lovers—It’s for WINE lovers.
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 97 cases produced