The 2013 Saxon Brown Durell Vineyard Chardonnay is a beautiful, bright Chardonnay, showing the vineyard’s signature fruit intensity and minerality. It opens with notes of mango, pineapple, golden apple and alpine strawberry, complexed by subtle hazelnut, almond crème and wet stone. The flavors coalesce on the generous and well balanced palate, with the richer elements lingering on the long, creamy finish.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Sonoma Coast AVA
90 Points - Wine Spectator
"The oak lends a spicy, peppery attribute to this rich, trim effort. Wood is evident throughout, but the fruit remains prominent, with melon, fig and baked apple notes. Drink now. 290 cases made." -JL, 5/31/16