Talley Estate Chardonnay 2017, 375ml, Arroyo Grande Valley, California

Produced entirely from estate grown chardonnay grapes from the Arroyo Grande Valley. 62% Rincon Vineyard, 33% Rosemary’s Vineyard, 5% Monte Sereno Vineyard. Naturally barrel fermented with native yeast. Aged sur lie 13 months in French oak barrels, 23% new. “The signature white wine of Talley Vineyards, the Estate Chardonnay represents a pure expression of the calcareous soils and cool maritime climate of the Arroyo Grande Valley produced in a classic old world style, incorporating barrel fermentation and aging. This bottling dates to the inaugural vintage of 1986 and was the first Chardonnay produced in the Arroyo Grande Valley. Light gold in appearance, the Estate Chardonnay offers aromas of freshly churned butter with a hint of rose petal. On the palate, notes of honey-roasted peanuts lead to a rich and toasty finish.” – winery