2016 Chardonnay, 750ml Image
2016 Chardonnay, 750ml
Buttery without the cream!
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This is the wine that changes people's perceptions of what Chardonnay can be.  Elegant, opulent textures and complexity define this wine, possessing substantial weight without seeming overly rich.  From a treasured block of dry-farmed 40-yr old Wente clone vines, it is distinctively floral and infused with aromatic notes of ripe pears and apples, followed by complementary expressions of tropical pineapple and citrus fruit.  Aged 10 months in neutral oak with 100% malolactic fermentation, lees aging contributes layers of textures and richness. Buoyed by crisp, palate-cleansing acidity, with a long lasting, well-rounded mouth feel. 250 cases.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Oak Knoll AVA
Alcohol %
14.25
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Dan Dawson
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(Apr 30, 2018 at 11:49 AM)
The Fortunati Chardonnay is a full-flavored, rich and powerful wine that delivers on the buttery/creamy qualities but not the oak. (100% malolactic, aged on its lees in neutral oak.) Fresh pineapple, Meyer lemon, pear and green apple are tossed in melted butter and blonde caramel. Tingling acidity goes toe-to-toe with the richness. Very impressive!