Albion 2019 California Chardonnay
This 2019 Albion Chardonnay was made from a single vineyard located in the northwest area of Lodi.
The terroir has lower fertility and ideal winegrowing soils, ranging from heavier clay-based soils to well-drained stony soils. This stainless steel tank-aged Chardonnay received a precise oak treatment to enhance its flavors and its ageing potential. Aged on its own lees for six months, this wine has a powerful, rich nose offering citrus and fruit characters like lemon, grapefruit, lime, apricot and pear. The oak addition brings notes of fresh meringue, tobacco leaves and crème caramel. The sur lies method enhances the mouthfeel with a round attack, length and a medium to intense finish. Along with some minerality, a nice hint of acidity perks up at the very end.
Enjoy it with grilled fish, scallops, a cheese platter or this featured recipe: Asian Chicken Wonton Cups with Vanilla Sauce.