2019 Catarina Chardonnay, Carneros
This 2019 micro production of wine held aside solely for our club members is extraordinarily aromatic. White peach, honeysuckle and underpinning white pepper just begin to describe the nose. Hints of vanilla, lily’s and soapstone minerality add to the complex fragrance. There is rich viscosity to the mouthfeel, with more stone fruit flavors and a range of spice. The richness of the wine is balanced by the fresh bright acid that comes through. The finish is long and perfumed. This wonderful wine is beautiful chilled down now, but will show wonderfully in the next 7-8 years (2027-2028).