2020 Legacy Elsie's Chardonnay
Named after Bill Stoller’s aunt, Elsie’s is considered our most opulent style of Chardonnay from our estate. Charming aromatics of wet stone, stargazer lily, and subtle hints of lime fill the glass. The palate is vibrant with structural oak and rich texture giving the body firm presence.
The 2020 vintage will be one of the most memorable in our history. Rainfall during bloom coupled with cool temperatures set the stage for a historically low fruit set. The summer was delightfully moderate, and by the end of August, concentrated juice from tiny grape berries was intense with robust flavors. Harvest kicked off on August 28 and continued beautifully through Labor Day. Then, we experienced a freak windstorm that resulted in wildfires due to hot temperatures and arid conditions. Our team decided to continue with harvest to preserve our grapes. Meticulous sorting and attentive winemaking were essential to achieving our quality standards. We are fortunate to have some of the finest wine we can produce in bottle.
94 Points - Editors Choice, Wine Enthusiast