Chardonnay Reserve 2017
We are, once again, so honored to present our Chardonnay Reserve from the Canada Family Vineyards. Vines ranging in age from 4 years to 35 years, are meticulously maintained by Brenda, Dewayne and Daniel Canada in Plains, TX, just about as far west in the Texas Panhandle as one can drive. The wine is full-bodied, rich with citrus, overripe tree fruit and melons, balanced with the minerality driven from the black, granitic soil in which the grapevines thrive. We take this wine very seriously and are equally meticulous with the fermentation and barrel aging program. French barrels are purchased new for these grapes every year, but a choice selection of new and mildly used barrels is chosen for aging. Two years in French oak barrels lends a buttery nose that quickly opens to Asian pears, a creamy palate of almonds, ripe mango, and a twist of lemon peel.
Aromatics: Almonds, petrichor, buttery nuances with ripe tree fruit and citrus flowers
On the Palate: toasty brioche and ripe tropical fruits, lingering mango and citrus
Enjoy now, age 5-7 years
Serve at 55°F