In the early 1930’s Garret Bowlus’ grandfather William Hawley Bowlus began launching his one of a kind “Albatross” sailplanes off the ridges of Carmel Valley. Today his family carries on his avant-garde legacy farming Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on a steep Carmel Valley ridge rising over 1250 feet. The vines are rooted in a rocky diatomaceous clay loam soil overlooking Carmel Bay and the Pacific Ocean only seven miles in the distance. They handcraft the wines from soil to bottle with the utmost care and consideration to unearth the unique terroir and reveal the elegance and complexity of the distinct coastal location.
Albatross Ridge 2011 “Estate” Chardonnay, Carmel Valley
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This might be one of the biggest surprises of the 2014 Spring wine tasting season! This tiny production Chardonnay offers a bright display of stone fruit and white flowers that jump out of the glass on impact. This medium to full-bodied wine offers up amazing flavors of apple, pear, and a hint of apricot that are framed by lively acidity and minerality that leads to a layered richness that lingers on the finish. Only 160 cases produced!
Pairs well with: Oysters, Foie Gras, wild King Salmon and Smoked King Salmon, Sushi and Sashimi, Steak Tartar and Roasted Chicken.
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