2014 Starmont Chardonnay, Carneros
Cool breezes from the nearby San Pablo Bay work alongside the marine-based soils of Carneros to produce the ideal environment for Chardonnay. Starmont Chardonnay is crafted to enjoy with food or simply by the glass. The 2014 is pale gold in color, with aromas of ripe apples, citrus, Asian pear, butterscotch and vanilla bean with fresh mineral notes. The wine’s soft entry leads to a mid-palate with medium body and acidity and plenty of volume. Flavors of apple and pear, along with citrus notes and subtle oak lead to a refreshing, medium length finish.
Crafted for enjoyment by itself or with your favorite meal, Starmont Chardonnay is the perfect compliment to any day. Using traditional methods including sur lie barrel aging and partial malolactic fermentation ensures a richness and complexity to the final product while honoring the unique character of Carneros Chardonnay. A blend of French oak and stainless steel tank fermentation help to enhance that expression of region