Chloe Sonoma County Chardonnay is crafted from grapes grown primarily in Sonoma's Russian River Valley. Chloe winemaker Georgetta Dane has highlighted the structure and depth of this fruit by using new and used oak as a secondary presence, rather than the focus, to showcase ripe, clean flavors of fresh citrus, apple, pear with notes of creamy butter and a hint of vanilla. The resulting wine is exceptionally well-balanced with sophisticated intensity, a creamy mid-palate and long finish. The opulent, rich flavors coaxed from the grapes with soft oak integration is achieved through a combination of stainless steel and oak fermentation. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged on oak, resulting in an elegant California Chardonnay with a silky finish.
Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Chloe Chardonnay presents a wonderfully pronounced, ripe apricot, peach cobbler and light brown-sugar nose that intermingles with a savory undercurrent of yeast extract, almonds, buttered toast and cedar. Medium-bodied and intensely fruited in the mouth, it strikes a great balance between stone fruit and nutty/savory flavors and its lively acid backbone holds through a good, long finish. Drink it now to 2020+.