2015, Friedeman, Sutherland, Chardonnay
Rich notes of honey and jasmine power out of the glass. A huge, and memorable, Chardonnay with beautiful mouth feel accented by flavors of creme brulee and lemony tart.
From the Lancel Creek Vineyard; located 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean, this remarkable 3 acre planting of Chardonnay is in a secluded red wood grove that sits above the fog line thereby receiving plentiful sunshine.
From the very first, lightest press of the 2015 Lancel Creek Chardonnay, the juice went straight into a 30 gallon (half-size) barrel, where it underwent native fermentations. Weekly lees stirring gives a creamy profile. Too unique to not bottle on its own - but the smallest lot yet.