Mi Sueño’s estate Chardonnay is a mix of Dijon and Wente clones. The fruit was vinified with ambient yeasts and the wine aged 18 months in French oak, 30 percent new, with bâttonage for the first six months. It went through malolactic in barrel. It’s an opulent wine, the robe solid gold and redolent of lemon curd, daffodils, cultured cream, and cardamom. The palate is supple with a kiss of citrus fruit. It needs food because of its moderately high alcohol content. Try chicken, seafood, shellfish, gratins.
2017 Mi Sueño Chardonnay Carneros Napa Valley
14.5% abv | $42 (sample)