2013 Mother of Pearl Chardonnay
Mother of Pearl, with its captivating, lustrous iridescent facets, is what inspired the name of this Chardonnay made with Hyde grapes sourced from the highest Chardonnay block in our vineyard that is directly exposed to the maritime influences of the Pacific Ocean less than a mile below.
Vivid aromas of pear blossom, Meyer lemon, chamomile, apricot crumble and honeysuckle immediately captivate the sense. Expansive white peach, pineapple and with hints of toasted hazelnut flavors are elevated even higher by the luscious, succulent mouthfeel and truly beaming finish. The vibrant acidity and minerality found by the sea are hallmarks of our coastal vineyard.
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Cloudy as dark hay and still evolving, this memorable wine is deliciously toned in lime zest, salty brine and a supporting note of clarified butter. Intense on the palate at first, it relaxes to let its sublime, innate acidity speak as a twist of hazelnut delights on the finish. - V.B.