Brilliant golden straw in color. Bright and zesty on the entry, full and rich mid palate, citrus notes and sweet toast. Meyer lemon, toasted brioche, vanilla cream, lime zest, and green apple. Lemon meringue, citrus blossoms, bright pretty fruit backing up creamy, vanilla, and toasted sugar notes of fresh lemon sugar cookies. Fresh, forward, lifted and compelling. A weighty wine with lots of structure, nice length with a lively uplifted finish. The wine is full bodied, yet gracefully balanced with brilliant acidity.

The 2017 Los Carneros Chardonnay is very expressive—complementing smoked salmon with lemon and dill or pastas with citrus cream sauce.