Ghost Pines Chardonnay 2013
Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Chardonnay is a cross-county blend from Monterey, Sonoma and Napa, whole-cluster pressed and went through 100% malolactic. Alcohol levels are moderate at 13.5%. Notes of tropical pineapple, apple skin and honeysuckle are present in this fresh, lively, somewhat naked style of Chardonnay that was aged in a combination of stainless steel and small oak. Wood certainly is not an important factor, it seems, in its character. The wine is exuberant, tropical, exotic and fresh. Drink it over the next several years.