2018 Rodney Strong Chardonnay Chalk Hill
2018 Rodney Strong Chardonnay Chalk Hill A bright wash of caramel apple and lemon verbena ushers in vivid aromatics and flavors. The producer, Rodney Strong Vineyards, has created a rich but impeccably balanced wine with a wave of toasted marshmallow leading to powdered minerality on the finish. During the 11 months of barrel aging, the winery regularly stirred the lees in barrel, which imparts an elegant fullness and creamy texture on the palate. In the glass, the wine is both creamy and crisp, with flavors of golden pear, vanilla, Meyer lemon, and a hint of minerality on the long finish. Enjoy with soft cheeses, fresh crab, or roasted pork loin.