The 2010 Chardonnay's nose opens up with a pronounced buttery sandalwood bouquet coupled with uplifting floral notes and the influence of ripe pluot. In addition to its wonderfully fragrant aroma, it's very pleasing on the palate, dry and crisp with a touch of minerality. Layered flavors of wild flower honey, Bartlett pear and tropical fruit flavors pre-dominate with a hint of fresh coconut on the finish. Delicate French oak aging gives added complexity to this refreshing California Chardonnay.
Blend: 76% Chardonnay, 15% Chenin Blanc, and 9% Viognier
Don Sebastiani & Sons is a family-owned wine negociant firm specializing in the marketing of upscale, but moderately priced varietal wines. Principals Don Sebastiani and sons, Donny and August are third and fourth generation California vintners and wine merchants. The company is headquartered in Sonoma Valley and has a winery in the Napa Valley.
Smoking Loon has been recognized as a Value Brand of the Year by Wine & Spirits magazine (2005).