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2021 Damaris Reserve Chardonnay

2021 Damaris Reserve Chardonnay

In our founder’s namesake, you’ll taste the elegance of the Sonoma Coast’s finest vineyards

$40


Retail

$32


Wine Society

About the Wine

The 2021 Damaris Reserve Chardonnay is a blend from the Flocchini Vineyard in the Petaluma Gap AVA and the Kiser Vineyard in the western Sonoma Carneros AVA. The ever-present cooling winds of the San Pablo Bay dictate the climate for a moderately cool and highly desired long growing season. The combination of clone, climate, and, ultimately, harvest timing decisions allow the chardonnay fruit for this blend to develop fully mature flavors while maintaining fine balance and acidity.

Tasting Notes

Varietal Composition

  • % Chardonnay

Body

LightMediumFull

Appearance

Pale yellow color with gold highlights.

Aroma

Aromatic with juicy yellow apple, white peach, fresh quince, Meyer lemon, vanilla bean, and toasted oak.

Palate

Medium-bodied with a creamy texture and fresh acidity. The wine shows notes of dried pear, ripe lemon, and peach on entry, with toffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla on the midpalate. The finish is long with sustained spice, chamomile tea, and stone fruit.

Key Features

  • Appellation

    Sonoma Coast

  • Fermentation

    Whole-cluster-pressed and barrel-fermented with native yeast

  • Maturation

    Barrel-aged for 14 months in French oak (35% new)

  • Alcohol

    14.3%

SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS

Seared Sea Scallops

Richly layered with abundant fruit and savory spice elements, the 2021 Damaris Reserve Chardonnay would be a delicious pairing with seared sea scallops in a beurre blanc sauce.

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