Vine Cliff 2012 Chardonnay Los Carneros

Vine Cliff Winery’s 2012 Los Carneros Chardonnay was produced from the winery’s picturesque twelve-acre vineyard in the heart of the historic Winery Lake District of the Los Carneros appellation. Here, cool fog and breezes from the nearby San Pablo Bay keep the climate cooler and more moderate than the surrounding areas, creating a pocket of ideal conditions for growing rich, complex, and expressive Chardonnay. The 2012 Los Carneros Chardonnay has wonderful balance between oak, fruit, and acid, opening with a burst of tropical fruit aromas and notes of tangerine, honeydew, and melon – all in perfect harmony with a subtle kiss of oak in the background. The palate has rich, concentrated flavors of lemon and lime, baked pear, honey, candied butterscotch and apples. It shows wonderful depth from start to finish, a full body, and substantial texture thanks to the French Oak. [+]