Fresh and fragrant, the aromas waft from the glass sharing their crisp yet creamy aromatics of sliced pineapple and pear with a squeeze of Meyer lemon. The velvety texture is laden with a bright lemony essence that carries through the palate and lingers. Ripe Anjou pear, lychee nut and traces of white floral mingle with hints of smoky oak, adding interest and depth to the wine. Beautifully balanced with bright fruit and silky smooth mouthfeel, this easy-to-sip Chardonnay will be tough to put down. Pair it with fresh-caught halibut served in a lemon and Chardonnay reduction, or a Caesar salad with chicken or shrimp.
Matrix Winery is a small family-owned winery located on Westside Road which specializes in Pinot Noirs as well as Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, Primitivo, Sauvignon Blanc, and Zinfandel from the Russian River Valley. Ken Wilson started planting grapes in Sonoma in the ’80s and his vineyards are unexpected and diverse. The diversity offers the winemakers of Matrix the gift to hand-select grapes from the estate vineyards – block by block and sometimes even row by row.