2017 Girasole Vineyards Chardonnay
88 points/Wine Enthusiast
Pale yellow in color, this bright and sunny Chardonnay draws you in with its aromas of lemon verbena, peach, white nectarine and baked pear. It is crisp and refreshing, with flavors of citrus and lime zest and ripe honeydew melon. Its long, clean lychee fruit finish is both quenching and delightfully zesty!
Fermentation was 100% stainless steel, with just a hint of barrel aged Chardonnay in the final blend to add richness and complexity to the finish. The wine did not go through malolactic fermentation, thereby preserving its brisk and refreshing acidity.