2014 Ernest Vineyards The Farmer Green Valley Ranch Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

13.0% alc., 298 cases, $45. Sourced from a vineyard planted by Warren Dutton in 1969 west of the town of Graton. The clone is Rued-Z harvested at 23.0ยบ average Brix. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 35% new. · Moderate golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Complex nose offering scents of lemon rind, cake spice, white flower, and flint. Nicely lifted on the palate, with flavors of yellow stone fruits and citrus. Refined and sophisticated, with impeccable balance and soothing, but not creamy texture. Score: 92. Reviewed October 19, 2016

Winery: Ernest Vineyards
From article: Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay