2017 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains Peter Martin Ray
Peter Martin Ray is part of California Winemaking history dating back to Prohibition. These 40+ year old Chardonnay vines are head trained and dry farmed creating a most concentrated wine. The expressive nose of this Chardonnay leads with floral nuances and lemon verbena. Soaked preserved Meyer lemons with savory undertones of toast and hints of salty ocean air follow. the palate is textured and taut with a saline backbone of refreshment.
25% new oak for 11 months, then stirred and racked to stainless steel barrels for an additional 4 months.