The 2021 DAOU Estate Chardonnay reveals how the Chardonnay grape achieves brilliant expression on DAOU Mountain. Rich aromas of lemon zest, honey, cinnamon toast and casaba melon are interlaced with floral notes of jasmine and hibiscus blossom. The nose is rounded out beautifully with impressions of spiced pear, toasted almond, vanilla bean and tangerine. A silky, voluptuous palate is generous with lemony freshness, juicy mango and sliced nectarine, followed by flavors of crisp green apple and papaya with accents hazelnut and nutmeg. This triumphant Chardonnay finishes elegantly with great length, leaving lingering essences of pineapple and tropical rainforest.

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Barrel Aging: 10 months in 80% new French oak