Meyer Family Chardonnay 2018, Donnelly Creek Vineyard, Anderson Valley, California

Meyer Family Cellars is a small, family-owned winery situated in the picturesque Yorkville Highlands of Mendocino County. At once a leading artisanal winery in one of California’s emerging viticultural areas, Meyer Family Cellars blends establishing this new Appellation with the legacy of Silver Oak Cellars. Today Meyer Family Cellars is in the capable hands of co-winemakers Matt and Karen Meyer. Their approach to winemaking mirrors the unique position of their product. While their wine incorporates ‘old world’ balanced acidity and minerality with ‘new world’ ripeness and forward fruit, similarly, Matt and Karen apply the wisdom gleaned from family history while welcoming new ideas into the process. The 2017 Chardonnay entices with aromas of nectarine and honeysuckle jumping out of the glass followed by a hint of apricot. The palate remains true to form with acidity and minerality giving the wine a refreshing finish. Barrel aging in 20% new French oak has added notes of clove and cinnamon letting this Chardonnay pair well with a wide range of foods.