2015 Elias Chardonnay 750ml
93 pts, Wine Advocate
Number of Cases: 310
"The 2015 Elias Chardonnay Estate opens with pronounced toasty notes over a core of ripe pineapple, passion fruit and baked apricots with touches of beeswax and allspice. Full-bodied and opulently fruited with loads of tropical fruits and spice notions packaged in a creamy texture and with great freshness, it finishes on a lingering honey"
Vineyards: Our Elias Chardonnay is made from our estate vineyards in the Russian River Valley. Ninety-six percent of the 2015 Elias Chardonnay was from grapes grown on our Home Ranch, and the remaining 4% from our Slusser Ranch.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of pear, apricot toast and lemon meringue emerge slowly after an initial burst of Chablis like minerality. In the mouth it balances a lanolin like richness with crisp apple and has flavors of panna cotta and pear.
Vineyard Location: Block 2 Home Ranch, & Block 1A Slusser Ranch Russian River Valley Appellation
Age of Vines: 17-24 years
Residual Sugar: 0.35%
Fermentation: 100% Barrel Fermented
Fermentation Temp.: Cellar Temperature
Malolactic fermentation: Partial
Oak Types: 79% new French and Hungarian oak from Remond, Billon, Treuil and Nadalie cooperages.