Oro Bello Fallenleaf Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
A bright, clear, pale-yellow Chardonnay exhibiting classic Wente clone aromatics of white peach and wet stone accompanied by a long tangy citrus finish. While ready to drink now this wine can be cellared for over 10 years. COMMENTARY: The 2018 Oro Bello, Fallenleaf Vineyard, Chardonnay deftly combines aromas and flavors from the Old and New Worlds. Enjoy its ripe fruit, creamy notes, and rustic spices with pan-fried duck and morels. (Tasted: February 12, 2020, San Francisco, CA) From a small site overlooking the town of Sonoma, this is a well-made, floral and effusive white wine, high toned with elements of candied apple, melon and matchstick. Stone fruit comes into play on the midpalate, remaining light in style and crisp on the finish.