2016 Rosella's Vineyard Chardonnay

Rosella’s Vineyard is one of the most renowned estates in the Santa Lucia Highlands. It is owned by Gary and Rosella Franscioni. The property’s close proximity to Monterey Bay makes for a very cool climate, with one of California’s longest growing seasons. The resulting slow, gentle ripening allows for full flavor development on the vine. 

Tasting Notes

Pale straw hue. Scents of grapefruit, lemon-zest, kiwi, mango, and brioche comprise of the primary aromatic attributes. Thereafter notes of apple, nutmeg, and custard give a softer overlay to this wine. Flavors of mango, kiwi, and grapefruit lead in the palate, which is held up by a vibrant, decadent, and polished mouthfeel. This wine ends nicely with intricacy and complexity. Enjoy now through 2026.

~Bill Brosseau, Diretor of Winemaking

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Accolades:

93 Points / Antonio Galloni's Vinous

Brilliant yellow. Mineral-accented pear and nectarine scents show excellent clarity. Hints of vanilla, anise and jasmine build in the background. Sappy and expansive on the palate, offering concentrated orchard and citrus fruit flavors that are sharpened by a bracing jolt of gingery spices. Finishes sweet, focused and impressively long, with the mineral and floral notes repeating. Read more

93 Points / Anthony Dias Blue (The SOMM Journal)

"Creamy and lush with a bright core of acidity; ripe, juicy and balanced; smooth with notes of toasty vanilla oak; from a famous vineyard in this exceptional Monterey appellation, long and deep. Read more
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