2011 Rosella's Vineyard Chardonnay
The legendary 2011 growing season already has the reputation of being too cold to ripen grapes properly. But that's not at all the case with our 2011 Rosella's Vineyard Chardonnay. It took a while for it to reach maturity on the vine, but on October 17, the 22nd anniversary of the Loma Prieta Quake, we brought in the Chard from Rosella's, and it was excellent shape.
The 2011 Rosella's Vineyard Chardonnay has the typical Santa Lucia Highlands tropical fragrance of passion fruit with citrus notes. It takes off on the palate with plenty of up front fruit and acidity, and has a long, pleasant finish. We expect the 2011 Rosella's to drink well from 2013 through 2016.