2016 "Belle de jour" Chardonnay
Santa Barbara County
Very sleek and elegant chardonnay from a biodynamic vineyard located just outside the Santa Rita Hills AVA, on the ocean side. It is dry and complex, with wet stone and seabreeze-like mineral notes on the nose. Medium bodied, long in the mouth, clean and very well balanced on the palate, finishing with lemon acidity and a hint of butterscotch. It is lively enough to be an aperitif; however, it will greatly compliment seafood like shrimp and scallops or pair well with traditional French cuisine.