2018 Scarlett’s Reserve Chardonnay
This is only the 2nd vintage for this reserve Chardonnay. It ages 9 months in oak puncheons then does an additional 8 months “sur lee” in Stainless Steel. That “sur lie” aging gives a creaminess to the wine and a bit of bread or brioche on the nose added to the underlying notes of pear, apple, and something tart and tropical.
The wine is clean, bright, and elegant. Not flashy, but casually poised, like a baby grand played in a cabin.
They are primarily a Pinot house, the Chardonnay in the vineyard is just a few rows on the edges. Several rows were planted in the eastern part of the vineyard in 2005 and then more grafted on the eastern side in 2015.