Ayoub Chardonnay 2014
Lively and expressive, lithe and tangy, with tangerine peel and white tea overtones to the apple and lime flavors, hitting mineral notes as the finish rings true. Drink now through 2022. 270 cases made.
Mostly Thistle fruit, with some Hyland also, this is a blend of lots aged in one stainless barrel, one Champagne barrel, and the rest neutral. The mix works well, crafting a well-defined wine with some chicken-stock flavors modulating strands of lime, citrus and apple. It finishes with light toast and impressive length.