2016 REX HILL Jacob-Hart Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
Pan-seared halibut, dungeness crab, risotto with fresh peas, mussels cooked in white wine, butter-poached lobster, salmon sashimi, soft cheeses, gnocci with brown butter
Toasty notes of warm balsa wood and vanilla cream mix with ripe meyer lemon, golden delicious apple, apricots and just a hint of baking spices on the nose. There is a breadth to the aroma of the wine that points to the richness of the palate, and the result doesn't disappoint. Round, mouth-filling and intensely satisfying, the palate is redolent of ripe apples, Bosc pear and lemon rind with an underlying creaminess. Modern cool climate Chardonnay with a distinct nod to the Old World, this is a wine built to age but showing beautifully for immediate enjoyment.