Composure 2016 Chardonnay Paso Robles, California

Composure 2016 Chardonnay Paso Robles, California

This classic Paso Robles Chardonnay is all elegance. This wine is a showcase of what the warm California climate can bring to a Chardonnay. The ripe stone fruit flavors and viscous texture are supported by notes of vanilla and cinnamon that come from the French Oak barrels and add a beautiful touch of complexity to this bottle. Secondary notes of citrus play across the palate and give it a touch of intrigue when paired with food. We think that it is a classic style best served with classic pairings: fresh pasta, seared scallops, and grilled fish. Judges love it too! It took home Silver at the 2018 Sommelier Challenge.

Region

Paso Robles is not your typical Chardonnay environment. It has seasonably very warm days but, thankfully, cooler nights which result in the grapes having the ability to become very ripe. This was perfect for what the winemakers wanted in this wine when combined with the influence of the ocean.

Tasting Notes

Peach, nectarine, buttery character, with a broad palate. Plush and voluptuous. A classic full-bodied New World Chardonnay

Varietal: Chardonnay

Awards:
Silver Medal, Sommelier Challenge (2018)