Long Meadow Ranch Anderson Valley Chardonnay 2016
|Region||California, North Coast, Anderson Valley|
|Brand||Long Meadow Ranch|
The hue is a pale and refined straw green. The nose shows fine-drawn expression of perfectly ripe pit fruit, floral, citrus and lightly spiced aromas. In the palate, we taste a very well judged balance of grass and minerality. The freshness is always present in a focused package. Terrific length and definition.
From the winemaker:
"The aromatics are exotic and the palate possesses minerality with a burgeoning richness. Youthful and pale green in color, the flavors are complex, revealing floral, pear, and lemon notes. A lovely mineral core and crystallized fruit, with a long, energetic finish. Very enjoyable now but will age gracefully for at least a decade."
Pair with roast chicken, grilled salmon, and risotto with wild mushrooms.
The 2016 Chardonnay Anderson Valley has open-knit aromas of white peaches, hay, baker’s yeast, citrus blossoms and salted almonds. The medium-bodied, silky-textured palate explodes with ripe, savory fruits tempered by gentle yeasty touches, alive and fresh and broadening out on the long, expansive finish. Lovely!
The Tasting Panel
Racy and crisp, juicy and vivid; refreshing with good length.