The cool climate of the Sonoma Coast appellation influences the grapes harvested for the Jenner Chardonnay by producing radiant aromas of lemon peel and pineapple, as well as layers of guava and beeswax with subtle nuances of lilac. This light bodied wine has a satiny mouthfeel and perfectly balanced acidity. Rich notes of almond give way to bright citrus flavors and pineapple with a touch of pear. Look for a soft, lingering citrus finish with hints of lightly toasted almonds. - Winemaker Brad Longton
The fruit for the 2011 Jenner Chardonnay was whole cluster pressed. 10% of the fruit was tank fermented to help enhance aromatics the remaining fruit was native barrel fermented in a combination of 15% new French Oak and 85% neutral barrels to soften the mouth feel without taking away from the clean, fruit drive style.