The 2010 Joanne Weir Chardonnay from Sonoma Valley will make your palate sing. I was incredibly lucky to discover this delightful little treasure. With only 100 cases produced by Tom Foster, this jewel ripened a little later than expected because of the cool growing season, and its flavor is truly amazing. The grapes were technically perfect at harvest, which created an old-world style Chardonnay with crisp, elegant freshness.
The wine exhibits aromas of Meyer lemon, ripe pear and Pippin apple. I’m not one for big oaky wines, which is why I love this Chardonnay. Perfectly balanced, this wine is bright and zippy with a clean minerality, and a creamy finish. This wine makes me salivate for Dungeness crab, salmon and gruyere and roasted garlic soufflé... some of my favorite recipes to compliment this wine are enclosed.
San Francisco International Wine Competition Gold Medal Winner. A total of 4556 wines participated in the 2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition. Entries were submitted by 1300 wineries from 29 countries and 26 states. Joanne Weir Chardonnay won a Gold Medal in the Chardonnay Varietal category.