Timeplace Chardonnay 2021, Monterey County, California

TIME | 8:30:53am – 2009-01-02 – Friday. PLACE | Kiawah River – Johns Island – South Carolina 32.628061° N, -80.103329° W. Vineyard notes: A couple select sites throughout Monterey County. 2021 was a pretty normal year down there. Regardless of where you are the wind and mild, steady coastal temps make for wonderfully balanced Chardonnay. Harvest September 4th-17th. Tasting notes: 20% new French oak aging. Golden straw in color. Fresh, dense nose of lime peel, ripe Meyer lemon and yellow apple, with hints of hazelnut in the background. Delicious, linear flavors of green apple, pear and citrus. Pretty long, clean finish with a touch of ripe quince and acidity.