2021 Damaris Reserve Chardonnay
In our founder’s namesake, you’ll taste the elegance of the Sonoma Coast’s finest vineyards
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.
- % Chardonnay
Pale yellow color with gold highlights.
Aromatic with juicy yellow apple, white peach, fresh quince, Meyer lemon, vanilla bean, and toasted oak.
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.
Whole-cluster-pressed and barrel-fermented with native yeast
Barrel-aged for 14 months in French oak (35% new)
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.