Alba Vineyard, Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2018, Warren Hills, New Jersey
Tasting Note: The chardonnay you open and enjoy by the glass with a friend and move seamlessly into dinner with the same bottle.
Pale-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of green apple, quince and pear, starfruit with hints of clove and vanilla spice.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied chardonnay has medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a medium-plus finish.
Subtle green fruit and oak fill the wine.
Bottle Note: After 20 years of continuing to learn from the land, we believe we have finally crafted an estate wine we can call our Grand Reserve. Unwavering dedication to world-class wine growing on high-density vineyards perched on southern facing limestone enriched hillsides. Precision viticulture and meticulous winemaking evoke the true character that is cool climate Chardonnay. Wild yeast fermentation and 16 months in the finest French oak provided a gorgeous combination of rich complexity and depth. Hand crafted to age for many years to come.
Tasted: Alba Vineyard, Village of Finesville, Milford, New Jersey
Tasting Date: October 29, 2020