Bouchaine, Estate Chardonnay 2019 (Napa Valley, CA)
Producer Notes: The orchestration of different yeasts coupled with sur lie aging in stainless steel tanks as well as French oak barrels of different ages, toast levels and origins create an array of unique wines. Only the finest wines are combined in late spring into the vibrant final blend, showcasing the best of our estate. You will find layered, lovely aromas of fuji apple, clementines, kaffir lime and jasmine. A rich, yet tangy palate showcases flavors of nectarine, lemon curd and brioche with a long lip-smacking finish. Pair this with a roast chicken, a thick pork chop or just good friends.
Wine Enthusiast, 92 Points: Mouth-filling fruit and spice flavors are well matched by vibrant acidity in this ripe but racy wine. Lemons, green apples and hints of butter and toast create complexity while retaining a refreshing, appetizing quality.