Growing up with Cabernet in the yard, so to speak, I’ve always been a red gal, but once my dad, David Parrish, made that delicious 2009 Chardonnay, I was hooked. It had the right amount of balance between oak and fruit. It was wonderful, so with this white selling out, many of you, as well as us in the family, were sad to see it go. We just couldn’t get enough. Yet the good news is for our Chardonnay fans is that our 2010 was just bottled this last Thursday…and it’s fantastic.
I was able to head over to the winery to check out the bottling. I was curious as Ethan Ray, our assistant winemaker (also my soon to be hubby), told me that this Chardonnay was possibly better than the last. Could this be? I had to find out for myself. I showed up and was handed a glass of the beautiful golden wine. Right away, I was in awe of the powerful floral bouquet. It was like getting a bouquet of honeysuckle flowers. As I took the first sip, I was in heaven. Tropical fruits like guava or papaya hit my palette and then trailed into butter then finishing with some soft citrus.
As I stood there holding the moment, I took another sip and was pleasantly surprised that this was real and not a dream that I was having because I missed the 2009 Chardonnay. My dad smiled and said, “Good, isn’t it?” It was good, but the word just didn’t do it justice. It was refreshing and flavorful…it was wonderful. It had that perfect balance between fruit and butter which was like our 2009, but it was just better.
After tasting the wine, I got to watch and photograph the bottling process. The Chardonnay is wearing our new P.O. Box 1 label that has been slightly revamped and silk screened onto each bottle giving it a much more sleek look.
If you are a Chardonnay fan, this wine is going to be available in the next few weeks. If you want to check out some more photos of the bottling process check them out here.
Till the next venture I go on…Cheers!