2013 Okapi Chardonnay
"Big, rich and rewarding, this wine opens with a bouquet of honeysuckle and apple blossom. It offers high acidity and robust oak in equal, complementary measure, as melon, apple and caramel flavors weigh in the smoothly textured palate."
-Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast
Pure California fruit with a laser focus and complexity that seems straight out of Burgundy. Heady aromas of honeydew melon, papaya and guava give way to sweet lemon lime, vanilla, and mandarin orange zest. The palate is elegant, silky, and alive with a seamless and vibrant acidity, Meyer lemon, cinnamon, vanilla bean, and a flinty minerality in the long finish. Though still in its youth, this is a densely layered beauty that should evolve quite nicely through 2023 and possibly beyond.