Heritage Reserve



Winemaker’s Notes

Our Heritage Reserve Chardonnay is made from the finest barrels of the vintage, chosen for their complexity, firm structure and acidity, and ability to age. In 2017 we selected our favorite barrels of Wildcat Mountain Vineyard, a clone 76 chardonnay which provides the ripe, bright fruit core of this wine. To this we blended select barrels of the Schug Estate, opting for Clone C and a Wente Selection., which contributes vibrant floral aromas. All of this was balanced by a touch of Ricci, Leveroni, Wood Valley and Iund for greater complexity,. The resulting wine shows intense fruit aromas of ripe pear and orange liqueur, complemented by toasty oak. Complex pear, apple and citrus flavors give way to a full-bodied texture and a long finish. Try with shellfish, cream soups, chicken, veal, or rich pasta dishes. It will gain complexity with additional cellaring for 2 to 5 years from release.

The Heritage Reserve Chardonnay offers seductive scents of honeydew melon, apricots and green mango with hints of honeycomb, cedar, nutmeg and toasted almonds. Medium-bodied, the palate is wonderfully elegant with layers of stone fruit and spices and a lively line to lift the long, savory finish.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

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