In pursuit of balance and finesse in a warm growing season, Lemelson did two picks on our Johnson Vineyard: the first, to preserve vibrancy and the second, for texture and aromatics. The result is a wine that expresses the fruit of the vintage while remaining fresh and lower in alcohol. Peach, Asian pear, honeysuckle and plum on the nose are accented by subtle notes of hazelnut, brioche and tarragon. The palate is energetic and fresh with citrus and spice at mid-palate leading way to a long, citrus and mineral finish. While many vintages of their Reserve Chardonnay have aged quite gracefully, the opulent fruit of this vintage suggests that this wine will be at its best over the next five years.