Arroyo Grande Valley
October 2, 2012
100% barrell fermented, 20% new barrels
Bottled February 2014 without filtration
2012 Rosemary’s Vineyard Chardonnay
This wine has rich aromas of creme brulee and lemon zest. Initial flavors of fresh apricots and orange blossom give way to a lingering and refined finish. The rich, creamy texture of this wine is complimented by the balanced acidity for a complex and weighty mouthfeel. Enjoy this 2012 Rosemary's Chardonnay with grilled chicken and grilled lobster.
The 2012 vintage was one of those rare years where both quality and yield were exceptional, probably the best overall since 2005. The growing season was ideal with slightly below average rainfall, moderate canopy growth and very little mildew or botrytis. Due to excellent spring weather, fruit set was ideal. Yields were about 20% above average and the resulting wines are elegant and balanced.