2017 Joie de Vivre Chardonnay, Los Carneros
A full-bodied and deeply complex wine from Manley Vineyards in the Los Carneros region of Sonoma County. Flavors of Meyer lemon, Bartlett pear, hazelnuts, almonds, toasted marshmallows, vanilla and gentle oak spices.
50% barrel fermented, 50% stainless steel fermented - 100% Chardonnay
100% Dijon clones makes for a wine with depth and playfulness. The crisp clean flavors show off the youthfulness of this vineyard, yet, the deep structure of the wine is a highlight of things to come from these very young vines. This rich , crisp, and complex wine was fermented in both oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.
Aged for 26 months in 10% new French oak barrels