2017 Rosella’s Vineyard Chardonnay - Loring Wine Company

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Lemon custard, toasted hazelnut, steamy baked apple. Grilled pineapple, wild daisies, poached pear. Expressive vanilla and clove, banana leaf and raw cotton. Toasted peach and caramelized plantain drip with succulent decadence, tossed and turned in a delicious bath of warm baking spices and sweet cream. Butterscotch and crème brûlée hop aboard the caravan of confections rolling straight through a barricade of sheet cake and cinnamon cottage cheese. Lush, fruity, and unapologetically opulent, with booming acidity that keeps this full bodied wine fresh and sprightly despite its obvious generosity and influence of new wood. Sexy, curvy, and totally delicious. This 2017 Rosella's Vineyard Chardonnay by Loring Wine Company is a balanced and absolutely beautiful fruit-driven white from the Santa Lucia Highlands.

Lush, round, oaked Chardonnay is no longer the height of fashion as it once was, but there are still plenty of producers crafting high quality wine in this decadent and delectable style. This bottling, crafted by Loring Wine Company using Chardonnay sourced from Rosella's Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County, is a delightful example of California Chardonnay in its classic form. This wine is extremely friendly and forward with oodles of ripe juicy fruit and creme notes, yet its balancing acidity keeps it from coming off as heavy, thick, or cloying. It is simply a big gorgeous Chardonnay that is hard not to fall in love with. Yum.