Only a few, hand-selected barrels are chosen each year to create the Diana's release, making this wine the ultimate Chardonnay statement for the vintage. Only ten barrels were selected from the 2012 harvest to make this special wine. It was aged in 100% French Oak, 40% in new barrels.
Barrel Vineyard (Clone) Cooper/Type
12-074 La Rinconada Francois Freres / Medium Toast
11-143 La Rinconada Francois Freres / Medium Plus Toast
11-122 La Rinconada Francois Freres / Medium Plus Toast
11-121 Lone Oak Francois Freres / Medium Plus Toast
12-191 Lone Oak Francois Freres / Medium Plus Toast, 3 year seasoned
11-175 Rincon Francois Freres / Medium Plus Toast
12-045 Rosella's (76) Francois Freres / Medium Toast, 3 year seasoned
11-127 Rosella's (76) Francois Freres / Medium Toast, 3 year seasoned
12-076 Rosella's (76) Francois Freres / Medium Toast
11-138 Sierra Madre Francois Freres / Medium Toast
October 10, 2013: two hundred severy-eight cases bottled
August 28, 2014: released to the Jensen Reserve Society
Pale Straw hue. Very complex aroma profile of honeycomb, pear, apple, fig, apricot, mango, crème brulee, and vanilla bean. Once this wine settles down in the palate, notes of honeycomb, fig, pear, mango, and crème brulee remain. This ‘best of the best’ barrel selection offers a densely concentrated palate with brisk acidity, keeping it balanced on the finish. It should continue to gain intensity and complexity over the next few years of careful aging. Drink now through 2022.
~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking