Charles Neal Selections, Richmond CA.
100% Chardonnay, from estate vineyards and grand cru holdings in Cramant and Chouilly. 8 years sur lie, dosage: 7 g/l.
Color runs to silver and emerald as do the intimations: metallic wet-forest notes over a cobalt minerality. Density with grit and grain and underneath there’s a tensile pull. Meyer lemon over mirabelle and the finish is toasted wheat bread outlined in chalk. Now – 2020+.