Winemaker Notes: If you’re a Chardonnay lover, this is a must. It’s a classic, absolutely stunning vintage and five years of aging has softened the acidity and created a smooth, beautiful wine.
This Chardonnay was crafted from the top eighteen barrels of the vintage. Our winemaker hand-selected each barrel to create a rich and luxurious wine. The Chardonnay grapes at Jespersen Ranch fared the extreme late-season weather of 2017 well and were whole-cluster pressed and barrel fermented in 100% French Oak. Frequent lees stirring and aging 18 months in 50% new barrels added structure and elicited a creamy palate.
93 points - Vinous
93 points - Wine Enthusiast