This blockbuster Chardonnay opens to heavenly notes of warm peach, brioche, citrus and crushed rock. The medium to full-bodied palate is all cream and silk, with a racy line of vibrant acidity. Perfectly balanced and beautiful textured, this is an incredibly pure, seamless, elegant wine ready to steal the show from even the finest feast.
Ma Douce comes from a vineyard in Fort Ross-Seaview—not far from Marcassin Vineyard. It is planted mainly to Old Wente clone selection. The 2017 Chardonnay Ma Douce comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant notes of ripe peaches, pink grapefruit and guava plus hints of butterscotch, toasted almonds, orange blossoms and acacia honey. Full-bodied, the palate is laden with exotic fruit and citrus layers, offset by a wicked backbone of freshness and the most seductive creaminess to the texture, finishing very long with tons of savory sparks.