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.
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