2016 AUTHENTIQUE Bois Joli Chardonnay
Our neighbors Barb Bond and Rob Kissler own the high elevation Bois Joli vineyard. My assistant winemaker Jose Arguelles farms the vineyard and I'm lucky enough to buy the grapes from this beautiful planting. Aromas of clover honey, roasted pine nuts, almond butter, Meyer lemon, and grilled pineapple. Wet stone and flint develop with aeration. On the palate, flavors of brûlée, lemon curd, Bartlett pear, transitioning to saline mineral notes in the mid palate and finishing crisp and dry.