Bonita's Hill Chardonnay 2014
Why 'Bonita's Hill'? This selection of a few special barrels is named after my youngest English Springer Spaniel, Bonita, who loves to run up and down the rolling hill where these vines are planted. It is a selection of the See clone from a block that always gives us grapes with a very distinctive personality, so we decided to age and bottle it separately.
This vintage displays a classic varietal nose, with notes of hazelnut and coconut, plus some vanilla contributed partly by the lees contact. The palate is intense, long, concentrated, savory and rich, just kissed by the toasty oak and with flavors reminiscent of apple pie. I would recommend serving it at 46-48Â° F with elegant seafood dishes, white meats â€” and a good shellfish Paella!
Don Miguel Vineyard