Day 20

Temp Note: This wine should be chilled to about 45ºF / 50ºF. (Pop it in the fridge for about 3 hours and take it out 10 minutes prior to serving.) 

Starmont Chardonnay is crafted to enjoy with food or simply by the glass. Their aim is to retain the focus on the unique Chardonnay fruit expression from some of California’s top cool climate winegrowing regions. Aromas of citrus, notably lemon curd and kaffir lime, are present along with hints of floral namely white carnation with an underlying impression of minerality which all contribute to a wonderful complexity on the nose. The wine enters the palate showing a round texture, with a creamy richness on the mid-palate. Fresh acidity on the finish leaves the wine creating a mouth-watering effect enticing you to take another sip. A beautiful and well-balanced Chardonnay.

Typical Descriptors and Structure for Oak-Driven California Chardonnay

  • Visual: Yellow/Pale Gold, Moderate Plus Concentration
  • Aromas/Flavors: Moderate to Moderate Plus Intensity
    • Fruit: Ripe Tree Fruits (Yellow Apple, Baked Pear), Ripe Citrus (Meyer Lemon), Ripe Apricot, Tropical Fruits (Ripe Pineapple, Mango), Melon
    • Floral: White Flowers, Apple Blossoms, Honeysuckle
    • Oxidative Notes: Hazelnut, Almond
    • Malolactic Notes: Butter, Yogurt, Crème Fraiche/Sour Cream
    • Other: Sweet/Canned Corn
    • Earth: Low Minerality, Slight Limestone
    • Oak: Moderate to High Use of New French Oak, Toffee, Salted Caramel, Butterscotch, Sweet Baking Spices, Vanilla, Pie Crust, Toast
  • Structure: Dry (may have slight residual sugar), Moderate Plus to Full Body, Moderate Acidity, Elevated Alcohol