2017 Arns Chardonnay – Sonoma Coast
NVWE Notes: Creamy, minerally, stylish and packed with vibrant, focused fruit, this is a truly delectable Chardonnay. The nose fans-out as a elegant melange of fresh apple, white peach, lemon curd, white rose and white pepper over a background of sweet-savory spice and flinty earthiness. On the palate it is at once plush, creamy, zesty and delightfully supple, with notes of dried peach, dried mango, apple skin, vanilla wafer and a hint of hazelnut nougat subtly added to the aromatic mix. It is ultra-long and never less than satisfying, yet it will surely improve over the next three years at the least. 160 cases produced.