Elyse

Sonoma County Chardonnay

8.92 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
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A blend of 96% Chardonnay and 4% Pinot Blanc (a return to very old Burgundian style where a small amount of Pinot Blanc was added to Chardonnay), a blending practice Elyse started in 2013. Pale lemon with aromas of stone and citrus fruits with notes of biscuit, blossom and cedar, sur lie aged for 16 months on 33% new French oak. On the palate crisp flavors of apple, pear and creamy lemon curd, lively acidity, well balanced, great mouthfeel. Medium+ finish with ending with a slight toasty nutty caramel and mineral character. Very nice! Tasting Sample.

A blend of 96% Chardonnay and 4% Pinot Blanc (a return to very old Burgundian style where a small amount of Pinot Blanc was added to Chardonnay), a blending practice Elyse started in 2013. Pale lemon with aromas of stone and citrus fruits with notes of biscuit, blossom and cedar, sur lie aged for 16 months on 33% new French oak. On the palate crisp flavors of apple, pear and creamy lemon curd, lively acidity, well balanced, great mouthfeel. Medium+ finish with ending with a slight toasty nutty caramel and mineral character. Very nice! Tasting Sample.

Oct 31st, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.9

Last white at Elyse Winery. Medium greenish yellow. Balanced nose with citrus, gravel and a bit of butter on the backend. Medium plus acidity (6.5/10) with medium minus bodied. Layered palate with a bit of malo showing through. Notes of straw, citrus rind, wet stones and white spices. Long finish. Drink till 2024.

Interesting blend made up of 86% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Blanc. Fruit is sourced from three vineyards in Sonoma County: Hi-Vista, Smith and York Creek Vineyards. Aged for 16 months sur lie in 30% new French oak barrels.

Last white at Elyse Winery. Medium greenish yellow. Balanced nose with citrus, gravel and a bit of butter on the backend. Medium plus acidity (6.5/10) with medium minus bodied. Layered palate with a bit of malo showing through. Notes of straw, citrus rind, wet stones and white spices. Long finish. Drink till 2024.

Interesting blend made up of 86% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Blanc. Fruit is sourced from three vineyards in Sonoma County: Hi-Vista, Smith and York Creek Vineyards. Aged for 16 months sur lie in 30% new French oak barrels.

Mar 17th, 2019