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. From the 2011 harvest, only nine barrels were selected, fifty-six percent being new:
Barrel Vineyard (Clone) Cooper/Type 10-345 Bien Nacido Saury, Medium Toast 11-012 Sierra Madre (15) Remond/Vosgues, Medium Toast 10-349 Rosella’s Saury, Medium Toast 10-167 Fogstone (Hudson) Francois Frere, Medium Toast 10-139 Fogstone (Hudson) Francois Frere, Medium Toast 11-128 Dos Rubios (76) Francois Frere, Medium Plus Toast 11-136 Lone Oak Francois Frere, Medium Plus Toast 11-121 Lone Oak Francois Frere, Medium Plus Toast 11-108 Fogstone (95) Francois Frere, Medium Toast
September 12, 2012: Two hundred fifteen cases bottled August 18, 2013: Released to Jensen Reserve Society
"Medium straw hue. Generous scents of butterscotch, kiwi, mango, and grapefruit unite in this 'best of the best' barrel selection. These scents segue into brilliant arrays of the tropical fruit, citrus, and butterscotch. Brisk acidity and lush mouthfeel make for an epic experience. This wine just does not stop, with its long lingering finish. I dare say this is our best Diana's Chardonnay to date. Drink now through 2020."
~ Bill Brosseau, Winemaker