Highway 12 Highwayman Reserve Chardonnay 2013
An intricate Chardonnay that presents a nose of light white peach and a touch of Meyer lemon peel. The front of the palate teases with a tart honeydew melon but quickly turns to a wet riverstone and soft citrusy mid-palate. With the flinty accompaniment, we almost expect this to be a Chablis, but this barrel fermented, single clone Chardonnay is all Carneros. The harmonious balance achieved here comes to fruition on the finish, which leaves you hoping there is a poached chicken tarragon salad or a classic lobster roll to follow. A supremely elegant Chardonnay.