2003 Diana's Reserve Chardonnay

Diana’s Reserve is named for winery cofounder Diana Jensen. Made from only our best six to eight barrels each year, this cuvee (blend) is our most prestigious, reserve-level Chardonnay, bringing together complementary rich fruit and mineral flavors from our multiple cool climate California vineyards. Diana’s Reserve is also graced by a special black bottle, label, and capsule.

Silk, balance, spice, elegance, minerality and rich fruit are what Diana’s Reserve is all about. This is our most full-bodied Chardonnay, layering tropical fruit flavors from Santa Barbara County with rich citrus, fig and apple characteristics from our Monterey Vineyards. The result is a silky texture and long, long finish.

TASTING NOTES:

Deep straw color. Aromas of apricot, banana, citrus, and vanilla bean jump out of the glass. After some aeration, the aromas expand into a creme brulee scent while retaining the initial aromas. Upon tasting, the seamless integration of flavors is intensified, crafted around hints of oak spice leading to a lengthy finish. This dense, well-balanced wine should age gracefully for 6 to 8 years. - Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking