Green crisp apples, tropical fruit, oak spice and butterscotch are the dominant aromatics. The palate shows plenty tropical fruit along with the natural crisp acidity of the estate vineyard.
The Estate Chardonnay is planted to the rare and difficult to cultivate Mt. Eden clone. This plant material, brought by Paul Masson from Burgundy’s Corton-Charlemagne and shipped around the Horn to San Francisco in the 1860’s, turned out to be important beyond its source.
Little did Masson know that he was preserving the world’s only example of pre-phylloxera Corton-Charlemagne. The original vineyard in France died out long ago. Pairs nicely with a Tarragon Seafood Bisque.