2012 Chardonnay, Carneros, Sangiacomo Vineyard -- $35
The 2012 vintage of Sangiacomo Chardonnay has the typical bosque pear of other years, in addition buttered pecans, honeycomb, and lilies are present on the nose. There is a wonderful silkiness to the palette followed by flavors of passion fruit and papaya. Other flavors of pear and flint follow on the finish. There is some very good acidity here to balance the viscosity. The wine is wonderful in its youth and should age nicely over the next 4-5 years (2017-2018).
- Vintage: 2012
- Varietal: Chardonnay
- AVA: Carneros