Flying Horse Petite Sirah 2009
Gandona Estate Vineyard
100% French Oak Barrels, 30% New
March 28th, 2018
One of the finest examples of the site to date, the 2016 Chardonnay displays vivacious energy all around: on the nose there are aromatics of orange blossom, lemon chiffon, nectarine and honeysuckle leaping from the glass, while slightly rounded by lanolin and beeswax. Textural but light on its feet in the mouth. Undertones of honeyed apple and vanilla bean are superimposed by quince jam, pomelo and white peach, all carried by mouth-watering acidity that persists throughout the incredibly long finish. This is an exceptional Chardonnay that will certainly hold its weight over time.