Our 2016 vintage of Gavin Vineyard Chardonnay continues our long tradition of producing world-class, chablis-styled white wine. Rather than chasing the heavy French oak profile that ebbs in and out of favor, we stay true to tradition (and the varietal) by allowing the fruit flavors to dominate in the glass.
The 2016 Mahoney Gavin Vineyard Chardonnay has a citrus and green apple bouquet. Extended sur-lies aging adds richness and toast flavors to the wine, while helping to integrate the French oak notes with the fruit. The result is a bold and complex wine with forward citrus and Granny Smith apple notes layered with yeasty toast and a soft touch of sweet oak in the finish.
Winemaker Ken Foster Describes Mahoney Gavin Vineyard Chardonnay