2019 SBL Chardonnay
The grapes were carefully handpicked clone 548 from our Freedom 75 vineyard that were gently whole bunch pressed immediately into a new Cadus barrel and fermented using indigenous yeast for added complexity. The wine was aged 17 months on its yeast lees to enhance the mouth filling texture of this wonderful wine.
The 2019 SBL Chardonnay shows excellent oak integration coming from the new Cadus French oak barrel balanced against the fresh fruit. The aromas begin with pear, lemon curd, brioche, and hazelnut while the palate is carried by the wonderful creamy and rich mouthfeel of 17 months on primary lees in barrel.
This wine is very elegant in style and built to develop for years to come.