Keeping with tradition, this year’s Lineage is 100% barrel fermented Chardonel, all done in neutral oak. This year, to gain complexity, we experimented with multiple yeasts to give us different flavors, aromas, and textures, and you can really tell that in the resulting blend.
Luckily, we had a great crop of Chardonel in 2018, so we were really able to be picky about the barrels that we used for this wine in particular. This allowed us to play around with different lots and yeasts, which we continue to do since our Chardonel program is still very young. We did try some natural fermentations this year, (those did not make the cut) but those wines showed a lot of promise and may help the blend in drier years moving forward. We hope you enjoy this wine as much as we do, as it was made especially for our Club Members!
This wine is complex with aromas that continue to unfold, one after the other. It starts with impressions of honeydew, lemon, and starfruit, giving way to vanilla bean, hazelnut, caramel, and Marcona almonds. Its acidity pops across the palate with a tangy taste of key lime pie. The lime zest finish stays lingers, making this a great wine to pair with food.
Pairs well with:
Cheeses, pasta, and rich chicken dishes