2016 Two Sisters Chardonnay Courtney’s Vineyard
2016 Two Sisters Chardonnay Courtney’s Vineyard Courtney’s Vineyard Chardonnay is a stunning, limited production wine that can be described in one word, elegance. This rich, complex and intense wine offers mouthwatering aromatics of lemon, lime, wet stone, and vanilla wafer cookie. On the palate, its rich lush notes of caramelized sugar and toasted lemon meringue accompany a high acid profile balanced by a rich lingering finish of fresh honeysuckle flower. Pair this elegant Chardonnay with a creamy brie or butternut squash ravioli.
Two Sisters wines are named after founders’ Bill and Carol Foley’s daughters – Lindsay and Courtney. The wines come from the best blocks of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Lindsay’s and Courtney’s vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. These limited-production bottlings feature heritage and heirloom clones chosen specifically for their character, flavor profile and compatibility with the terroir of each vineyard block. Grapes are hand-picked in the cool morning to preserve flavors and aromatics. The result of this care and drive for quality result in complex and elegant wines that embody the rarity of the Sta. Rita Hills.
One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn’t like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.