2013 ChardonnaySonoma County California
Located in a swath of land tucked between the Mayacamas and Sonoma Mountain ranges, and shielded from the cool maritime winds off the Pacific Ocean, Arrowood Winery has often been described as a warm pocket in a cool region, an ideal locale for a myriad of noble varieties. The fruit for this Chardonnay was sourced from the Russian River Valley, Carneros and other choice growing regions in Sonoma County where warm days are tempered by morning fog and afternoon breezes coming from the Pacific Ocean, a climate well-suited to delicate, early-ripening varietals such as Chardonnay.
This crisp wine exhibits aromas of vanilla, creme brulee and honey with hints of citrus and apricot jam followed by flavors of spicy oak and red apple that finishes with bright, honeyed oak. 13.5% ABV RWC