COMPOSITION: 100% Chardonnay
The grapes were picked in the morning from the estate vineyard, Block 17, and pressed into a stainless tank. Shortly after starting fermentation in stainless tanks, the must is racked into French oak barrels, 50% new, to assure proper development. The barrels are topped bi-weekly, allowing our wine to age gracefully on its yeast lees, for eight months. I evaluate each barrel for quality and style before determining its eligibility for blend inclusion. This wine provides a classic Gordon Estate profile; I refer to it as “GT” or… Gordon Terroir.
TASTING NOTES: Great golden honey color with orange peel, ripe peach, and delicate citrus dancing with vanilla and notes of spices. It presents with full, firm structure, lush roundness, intense fruit and spicy oak. Enjoy it with lobster, salmon or even pork belly, or let it continue to age and develop in your cellar for 5 or more years.