Made using about 20% new oak, the 2016 Chardonnay Drake Estate Vineyard is restrained on the nose, slowly giving up aromas of cheese rind, toast, crème fraîche, Meyer lemon and red apple peel. Medium-bodied, the palate is giving up more at this stage, with white peach and nutty touches, a creamy texture and juicy acidity, finishing lifted. (EB)
An elegantly structured medium-bodied white, this shows crisp green-apple and steel flavors, with subtle oak tones. Elements of Meyer lemon and melon add context and complementary flavor to a lengthy, succulent finish. (VB)
John and Kathe Dyson purchased Roscoe Drake’s apple orchard in 1998, the year they also bought Burt Williams and Ed Selyem’s winery. The Drake property, where the Russian River passes through Guerneville, has since become a cool site for pinot noir, and for this cool-fruited chardonnay. The wine’s richness takes the creamy yellow-apple flavors in the direction of pineapple and mango, all of it integrated into a crowd-pleasing style with smooth, supple textures and nutty notes of oak aging.
The item you have chosen is not in stock in our retail stores or within our main warehouse.
Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup.