2021 / Chardonnay
2021 Damaris Reserve Chardonnay
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.
French oak aged (35% new) for 14 months
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Pale yellow color, with aromas of juicy yellow apple, white peach, fresh quince, Meyer lemon, vanilla bean, and toasted oak. The medium-bodied palate, showing a creamy texture and fresh acidity, starts with 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, citrus, and stone fruit.
The 2021 Damaris Reserve Chardonnay is richly layered with abundant fruit and savory spice elements. This wine would be a delicious pairing with rich seafood dishes such as a pan-seared black cod with a beurre blanc sauce.