2016 Chardonnay Kiser
At the intersection of Highway 12 and Arnold Drive in Sonoma is Kiser Ranch, farmed by the Sangiacomo family. Their attention to detail really makes the Old Wente clone sing in this vineyard. Famous for “hens and chicks” (large and small berries on the same cluster), the Old Wente clone is packed with flavor and retains a fresh acidity into full ripeness. During winemaking, the goal is to respect the vineyard nuances while delivering a full-bodied, textural, aromatic Chardonnay experience. Ripe apple and pear explode on the nose! The creamy texture is framed by a juicy acidity and lingering finish of baking spices. This is a rich, fruit-driven Chardonnay that showcases an amazing site within the Carneros region of Sonoma!