2017 Chardonnay - Wildwood Vineyard, Sonoma Valley
A beautiful wine that expresses butterscotch, toffee and lemon blossoms on the nose as it eases into its rich mix of marzipan, orange zest, soft oak and vanilla components. A complete malolactic fermentation and barrel aging sur lies brings up a nice diacetyl but with enough natural acid to stretch the palate and lengthen its lovely finish.
Our 2017 vintage showcases some of the richer Chardonnay flavors we grow here on the Kunde Estate. With a focus on mouthfeel and structure, this 100% estate grown Chardonnay is a great representation of the variety. The clones used in the blend are two of the highest percentages grown on the Kunde Estate and create lovely bright orange zest components in the finished wine. With the palate richness so evident, I look forward to pairing this beauty with fresh Dungeness Crab with a little extra butter on the side.