2022 Chemistry Chardonnay
NOTES FROM WINEMAKER, KARL WEICHOLD
The aroma coming from the glass reminds me of walking into a kitchen with freshly baked lemon bars. Canvasing the palate with vibrant layers of zesty citrus and marzipan, the finish of this wine is tangled with toasted hazelnuts and vanilla. Open this Chardonnay to accompany a handful of salty popcorn or to serve chilled with roasted chicken.
The 2022 growing season was full of surprises that resulted in a miracle harvest of delicious, age-worthy wines with balance and vibrancy. The vintage kicked off with a cold and wet spring that turned worrisome when an unusually late-season freeze event affected lower-lying sections of the vineyard. Slowly but surely, temperatures began to warm by mid-May and continued to rise throughout the summer allowing the vines to flourish. Harvest commenced on September 13, almost four weeks behind recent vintages. Fortunately, moderate temperatures and clear skies facilitated a steady intake of fruit until finished toward the end of October.