Merryvale Vineyards, Chardonnay Carneros (2017)

Style:  Full-bodied White                      Vintage: 2017            ABV: 13.9%

Appellation: Carneros                         Varietal: Chardonnay

Region: California             County:  United States

The goal for this wine is finesse and complexity which is enhanced by using long, slow, native fermentations. From the Napa side of Carneros, this Chardonnay is a beautiful golden color. The nose opens up with some lemon peel, pear and lemongrass notes, followed by toasted almonds and jasmine. The nose ends on a mineral tone reminiscent of gunpowder. In the mouth the wine is driven by a silky smooth texture that evolves with beautiful long acidity and a touch of sweetness ending on a refreshing mineral note.