2005 Diana's 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:

Straw color. Aromas of lemon meringue, honey, anise and banana-orange. The palate starts out smooth and silky while developing structure and complexity throughout the long, supple finish. The fruit and spice carry in unison from beginning to end. This wine should drink well through 2012. - Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking