2013 Bravium Abbassi Vineyard Sonoma Carneros Chardonnay

13.5% alc., pH 3.33, TA 0.7, 212 cases, $34. Sourced from an old vine vineyard planted in 1976 to Wente clone Chardonnay. Whole cluster pressed, fermented in Hungarian oak barrels, most of which had been seasoned for 4 years. Partial malolactic fermentation. Unfined. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Those nose opens nicely over time to reveal pleasing aromas of white peach, honey, vanilla and a hint of floral goodness. Bright flavors of lemon and pineapple are presented in a crisp style with a welcome hint of oak seasoning and a slightly shrill, soprano finish. Score: 88. Reviewed June 14, 2015

Winery: Bravium
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted White Wines