2021 "Belle de jour" Chardonnay
Chapel Vineyard, AG 94 points
"This sensitive and intriguing wine is defined by tension and restraint – a clear mark of the unique microclimate of Chapel vineyard. As our first venture into partial malolactic fermentation, “Belle de jour” opens with Chablis-like minerality, crushed rock, and oyster shell. The palate offers a steely entry of high-toned acidity and follow-through, marked by Meyer lemon zest and lime rind. The crisp and bright flavors linger for one of the lengthiest finishes in the lineup."
Paul Lato, February 2023