Poppy Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands, 2011

The best vintages for Chardonnay always seem to be signaled in the spring by an abundance of Golden Poppies. The propitious flower covers the hillsides around our vineyard just about the time the vines start pushing leaves and the berries are small dots on bright green stems. Our 2011 Poppy Chardonnay opens with a gust of tropical fruit and is balanced with just enough oak to give the wine structure and a lingering vanilla finish. Serve this wine with lighter meats and fish or with fruit and cheese. Alc. 13.5% by vol. Produced & bottled by Poppy, King City, California.