2015 Stone Flat Vineyard ChardonnayJoin To Purchase
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate
The 2015 Chardonnay Stone Flat Vineyard opens with wonderfully seductive tropical fruit notes of fresh pineapple, green guava and passion fruit with compelling sparks of lemon zest, wet pebbles, baking bread and cashew pieces plus a touch of fresh ginger. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is bursting with exotic fruits and zesty nuances with a decadent oiliness to the texture plus a racy line to deliver a very long, invigorating finish.
The 2015 Chardonnay Stone Flat Vineyard is marked by expressive citrus and floral notes, with a bit more lift, translucence and brighter acids than the Durrell, which lies a few feet away and is planted with the same clonal material, but on different rootstock. Even with all of the natural richness of the year, the Stone Flat is quite gracious and delicate. Bright, saline notes extend the finish nicely.