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The goal in this wine was fruit intensity but not oak or butter. It shows layered acidity and lots of fruit. Aromas of apple, some warm baked fruit, roasted nuts, vanilla, hint of cinnamon are very inviting. In the mouth it shows high concentration of dense fruit from opening though ﬁnish, opulent, very richly textured chardonnay. Very long on palate, ﬂavors of baked citrus, golden apple, butterscotch, almond, hints of hazelnut come through. It has a lot of complexity but also zip and balance. This chardonnay will age well 3-5 years easily.
Since 1992, Don Surh has been making wine with varietals grown in Napa, Sonoma, Monterey and Mendocino counties in California. The 1999 vintage was the first commercial vintage in which 1,100 cases of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, a Bordeaux blend called Mosaique, and a Napa Valley Zinfandel were produced. Today, product has increased to approximately 3,000 cases annually, across seven varietals.