2014 Chardonnay, Castellucci Vineyard, Family Collection, Rutherford
The 2014 Castellucci Vineyard Chardonnay is about as luscious of a Chardonnay that you will find. Confectionary aromas of ripe red apple, crème brulee, fleur de sel, and clove melt together to form its sweet bouquet. The velvet like palate is incredibly rich, with robust flavors of candied apple, caramel, poached pear, and meyer lemon oil that roll into a long finish of toasted oak and lemon pith. This is downright decadent and downright delicious.