The 2013 vintage Estate Chardonnay shows off with crisp green apples and honeydew melon in the nose. While citrus fruits, a hint of oak spice, vanilla and a touch of butter are to be found on the palate, which finishes with the refreshing crisp acidity of the green apple fruit.
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.