The 2007 Chardonnay shows a clear pale gold with aromas of green apple and stone fruit, with subtle notes of vanilla and baking spices. Flavors of Pippin apple, white peach, and nectarine are complemented by toasty, spicy notes from the judicious use of oak. A lighter style of Chardonnay that is very food friendly, this will pair well with various cheeses, grilled fish, chicken, quiche and pasta with clam sauce.
For his 27 Chardonnay, Malcolm selected three Mendocino organic growers using Clone 4 vines. 7 percent of the grapes came from Beckstoffer Vineyards located east of Ukiah along the Russian River. 2 percent came from Guiness McFadden Vineyards in Potter Valley and 1 percent from Patianna Vineyards in Hopland