The 2014 Carte Blanche Chardonnay showcases beautiful Burgundian structure with ample mid-palate richness and length. The staggering Nobles Ranch sits just above the cloud line, soaking up the Pacific influence with enough sunlight to ripen slowly. Our goal is to manage acid structure and ripeness well before the grapes are ever picked. 100% Chardonnay. Brioche, pastry flour, and lemon curd dominate the nose, with a touch of quince and oyster shell. The silky entry glides across the palate, highlighted by lively acidity, and notes of Meyer lemon, hazelnut, piecrust and crushed oyster shell. Tightly wound, the 2014 Chardonnay needs ample time to open. 200 cases produced.