- Ebony Wines Chardonnay The Hive 2014 Product #31724 (In Stock)
Grown in a vineyard abutting an apple orchard and swarming with honey bees, this is a rarity in the Valley – all heirloom clone 108 from Left Bank Vineyard rather than the newer, trendier, Dijon clones. The aromas are generous and complex, with grilled pineapple and tangy butter taking center stage and accents of toasted hazelnut and spice. In the mouth, the savory hazelnut character marries to apple, pineapple, and honeysuckle flavors and a dash of chalky mineral. The texture is sort of a cross between Chassagne-Montrachet (mineral, delineated) and Meursault (buttery, creamy, chalky) and the acidity is more than enough for fantastic balance. Flavors of dried pineapple, butter, herb honey, and mint linger on and on. A superb wine for table to enjoy with scallops or crab or cheeses – or to just sip and marvel at.