On the nose hints of lemon curd, fresh NECTARINE, and nutmeg followed by flavors of Meyer Lemon, white PEACH, and hints of crème brûlée on the palate. Overall the 2017 vintage has great concentration and an ELEGANT finish.
Chardonnay pairings extend beyond seafood, and the oak regimen used in the production of Kelli Ann Chardonnay imparts greater concentration and flavors that lend well to richer food pairings. Match with Braised Leeks with Hawaiian Red Snapper, or a Wild Mushroom Soup topped with velvety Crème Fraiche.
Wine Advocate, December 2019
“The 2017 Chardonnay Kelli Ann Vineyard was barrel fermented and aged 15 months in 35% new French oak. It comes from vines of Eastside Road on the banks of the Russian River, planted in 1989. It opens to scents of yellow apple, salted almonds, crushed stone, lemon peel and meringue with a classy framing of sweet spice. The palate is light to medium-bodied and delicately intense, with appealing citrus flavor layers and mouthwatering acidity, finishing long on a honeyed note.” – E.B.