2018 Arnot Roberts Chardonnay Trout Gulch$49.99
2018 Chardonnay Trout Gulch the Trout Gulch vineyard is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains at an elevation of about 600 feet. The predominate clone for Chardonnay is Wente, and the vines are about 40 years old. The vineyard as the crow flies is about 3.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean. This is an in incredibly cool climate site that a few to producers by grapes from like Ceritas, Kutch wines, and of course Arnot Roberts. The aromatics here are stunning with aromas of orchard blossoms, lemon. Lime. Green Apple, wet stones, saline, resin and a savory component. The palate is tight wound, intense, and focused with citrus, and apple flowers dominating with nuances of mineral, saline buttressed by wonderful lift from the acidity. This wine is very Chablis like with similar character to wines from the Valmur vineyard.