2018 Ivywood Chardonnay
The 2018 drinks racy, with bright and zippy fruit. The emphasis of the wine, however, is certainly the poise within the structure. The nose suggests notes of saline, ocean beach rock, hazelnut, Crème Brulee and Lemon Tart. The body is a bit meatier than one would expect based on the aromatics, but still sits elegantly in the light/medium range. The palate profile provokes a soft broad mouthfeel, with fruit notes reminiscent of lemonade slushy. The finish is lovely acid, caramel, baked bread, and more lemon lime.