2012 Semper S.C. Ulises Chardonnay
At only 350 cases produced, this wine hails from the Ulises Valdez Silver Eagle Vineyard on the western perimeter of the Sonoma Coast, close to the Pacific Ocean. If you are looking for incredible levels of minerality, elegance and nuance, then this is your wine. The 2010 vintage of this wine offers up beautiful soaring aromas of wet slate, lemon oil, honeyed citrus flower and buttered, toasted brioche.
This Chardonnay is full bodied but retains a lightness and balance that shows more like a Montrachet than a typical massive California Chardonnay. Great acidity combined with an absolutely captivating nose and a finish that lingers on the palate makes this a true collectable that shatters the mold of California Chardonnay.