Chantilly Chardonnay 2018

Nice citrus freshness you might look for in a nice French Chablis.

Made by a crazy Australian from great California fruit, Chantilly Chardonnay 2018 is a blend of our Chantilly vineyard and lower-yield reserve Estate vineyard, with the target of making a very nice Chablis.

The aroma is pure lemon zest with a hint of floral background. In the mouth a smooth Chablis like structure with a muted limestone center that is at once there, then gone. The finish is long and smooth, just begging to be wrapped around a crab cake or lobster with drawn butter.
Based on the principal that two nice Chardonnays can make a nice Chablis, the blend we found best was: 75.5% Chantilly Chardonnay and 24.5% Amourette Chardonnay. The Chantilly added nice floral overtones to the wines superior backbone derived from the pure, powerful Amourette. Since it was over 75% Chantilly we decided to call it 2018 Chantilly.
Some new French oak with the majority being neutral Burgundy barrels.
Only 900 cases produced.
Color White
Vintage 2018
Harvest Date 11th Sep 2018
Style White Burgundy
Appellation Dry Creek Valley
Varietal Chardonnay
Date Bottled 23rd Jul 2019
Drinkable 2019 -2021
Alcohol 14.50%
Bottle Size 750ml