GAMBAL-WORK Francesca Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
|Region||California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills|
Intense and with so much life. There are hefty, yet controlled, aromas of nectarine, white peach and a little smoke from the dish. The taste is full-bodied with great flavor intensity. The same notes are repeated where the roasted note and the ripe fruit are in beautiful balance. Enjoy this for an oven-baked fish, or mature cheeses.
A big, creamy white, offering a luscious mix of dried apricot, apple tart and glazed pear flavors that feature a backbone of glistening acidity. Oily richness shows on the broad finish. Drink now through 2024. 150 cases made.
This is the brand new project from Alex Gambal and Peter Work of Ampelos Cellars in the Sta. Rita Hills, where Gambal is hoping to replicate his Burgundian style. This wine's rounded aromas of white peach, sea salt caramel and nectarine syrup lead into an energetic palate that's sharply citrus at first before the chalky minerality takes hold.