Keller Estate’s is located at the south end of the Petaluma Gap, just up from San Pablo Bay. The fruit for this Chardonnay was hand-picked, then whole-cluster pressed, and the wine did not go through malolactic.
The result is a pale straw yellow color—befitting its name, “gold from silver.” Its scent is reminiscent of a day at the shore: warmth, herbs, lemon rind, slight brine. The body is light, not creamy or leesy but smooth and even-tempered. Flavors of musk melon, honeydew, and faint citrus are carried along on a waving sheet of satin.
This is a wine for fresh cheeses, light cream, eggs, chicken, chicken salad.
14.1% abv | $33 (sample)