Rich clay soil that is strikingly similar to those of Napa and Bordeaux stretches around the Westside Hills of Paso Robles where every site that contributes to My Favorite Neighbor is farmed using organic, and for some, biodynamic, practices. These old-school values are fused with a winemaking approach that is driven by science and cutting-edge technology without concentration, shortcuts, or compromises.
The 2020 vintage was sourced from San Luis Obispo County and the glass has a deep and rich hue of golden straw gives the first clue that this is a serious Chardonnay. Aromas of pear, green apple, and lime peel jump out of the glass followed by more nuanced fragrances of orange blossom, ginger root, and brioche. The sensation on the palate casually demonstrates both broad depth and laser-like focus. An assertive core of acid and saline minerality rests completely ensconced in rich flavors of pie crust, clotted cream, and burnt caramel. Drink now for fresh vibrance, or in ten years for wild complexity.