Smoke Tree Chardonnay 2018
|Region||California, Sonoma County|
"Nuanced, varietally correct and artisanally crafted. Strong aromas of white flowers and peaches. On the palate, lemon cake and nectarines." - Winery
100% Chardonnay aged in a combination of stainless steel and oak.
Smoke Tree is the first new brand launched by Moet Hennessy in 16 years, positioned as a super-premium line from Sonoma County. "We do not launch new wine brands often," said Moët Hennessy USA president and CEO Jim Clerkin. "However, with 60 percent of the total U.S. wine market being California wines, we are certain of the opportunity."
Smoke Tree wines are made by Joel Burt, the winemaker of Domaine Chandon. The grapes are sourced from Russian River Valley, Carneros and Sonoma Coast. 15,000 cases of each varietal are made at a custom crush facility and aged at the winery of Domaine Chandon.
Region: Sonoma County, California, USA
This is a simple, light-bodied white wine offering fleshy flavors of peach and pear with a soft midpalate of quiet oak. The finish is a little metallic, with a touch of flint.