2015 Pfendler Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

Radiant Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast

2015 Pfendler Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

Pfendler’s varietal Chardonnay was whole-cluster pressed, inoculated, and barrel fermented with lees stirring. The wine spent a total of 10 months in French oak, 40 percent new. The wine is bright yellow and faintly clouded; it looks like real wine. The scent murmurs honey and beeswax, nutmeg-spiked cream, and lemon curd. The body is effulgent, shining with waxy yellow fruits and dried lemon peel, with the added essence of ripe, even dried, apricots. Velvety-textured, the body inherited structure from the wood aging and bâtonnage.

A big wine with flare and panache. It needs cream- or butter-based sauces, savory pastries, and unctuous cheeses. Also great with pilafs, egg pasta, and rich shellfish.

 

2015 Pfendler Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

14.3% abv | $38 (sample) 250 cases made

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