*9W* 2017 Chappellet Grower Collection "Calesa" Chardonnay (Petaluma Gap, CA)

Weight: 9W

Varietal: Chardonnay

Region: Petaluma Gap, California

Petaluma Gap, on the Sonoma Coast, is California's newest AVA (American Viticultural Area) and features a near-ideal cold-climate location for fine Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The 2017 Calesa delivers a complex array of California Chardonnay flavors, from orchard fruits to citrus and spice, and moves on to a rich, nutty, smoky, saline finish, all with an impressive creamy texture. Excellent  now, but will improve for up to five years.