Alba Vineyard & Winery Chardonnay 2017
The 2017 Estate Chardonnay is truly a vineyard-driven wine. Beautifully crafted with Burgundian techniques rendering a creamy, multifaceted wine with layers of fig, pear, and melon ~ supported by ample acidity. Pure and minerality mid-pallet with a powerful finish that offers a finely textured toasty oak and silkiness.
One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.