Borra Vineyards 2012 Gill Creek Ranch Chardonnay
Honey and apple notes carry this acidic driven Chard. Great structure and fun to drink! Not too buttery or oaky. Great value at the price point. With only 250 cases produced… these won’t last long.
(K&S Rating: 4 of 6)
Winemaker Notes: “With our estate-grown Chardonnay, we’re not after the classic big and buttery California style, but rather more of a Burgundian influence. We achieve that goal by picking when the grapes aren’t hyper-ripe, resulting in aromas more toward the golden apple side of the spectrum, accompanied by a yeastiness and honeyed vanilla that come from traditional stirring of the lees in barrel every 10 days. A sip brings more somewhat weighty, savory golden apple with a pinch of salt and banana on the lingering finish that turns to slightly spicy honeyed lemon. For you wine geeks, there is mouthwatering acidity that comes off as smooth and creamy and very intriguing. Fettuccine Alfredo would work well, or think outside the box and pour a glass mid-morning with Eggs Benedict.”