2017 Legacy Elsie's Chardonnay
Named after Bill Stoller’s aunt, Elsie’s is considered the pinnacle of Chardonnay from our site. Delicate aromatics of wet stone, Daphne flowers, and lemon curd fill the glass. The palate is vibrant, showing notes of citrus and honeycomb, with a creamy minerality on the finish.
Carefully blended from barrels of our oldest planted Chardonnay on the estate, our goal for this wine is to craft a synergistic blend designed for longevity. A defining factor of Elsie’s Chardonnay is that it spends an additional six months in neutral puncheons with extended lees contact to facilitate a rich mouthfeel to complement the bright acidity.
94 Points - James Suckling
93 Points - Vinous
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast