2014 Langtry Chardonnay, Genevieve Vyd, Guenoc Valley AVA
This 2014 Estate Chardonnay from the Genevieve Vineyard has golden hues with a nose of lemon cream and vanilla. The entry is filled with juicy Fuji apple and Asian pear with butterscotch and caramel infusions. A soft, lush mid-palate complements the strong body and pervasive French oak for a rich and elegant finish.
18 months in French oak, 100% new
This ten acre, valley floor Chardonnay block sits a quarter mile east of the Langtry house on fairly shallow, gravelly clay loam soils with high magnesium and low nutrient content that limits vine vigor and crop levels. Very cool nights allow for excellent acidity and rich, fully mature fruit with abundant flavor and character. This Chardonnay is composed of small cluster Dijon clones 76 and 96.