The 2014 Bald Mountain Chardonnay has a bright golden yellow core with hints of green on the rim. The nose is powerful with high intensity of aromatics including ripe yellow apple, grilled pineapple, creamed coconut, dried pears, lemon curd, acacia flowers and crushed white rocks. The palate is rich in texture with layers of flavors of candied lemon, pineapple core, lime blossoms, lemon verbena and exotic spices.
Bald Mountain Vineyard, located in Bonny Doon, is owned and farmed by Jim Beauregard. Planted in 1990, the 40 acre vineyard sits at an elevation of 920 to 1050 feet on a southwest facing slope. Monterey Bay marine influences combine with the rare white sandy Zayante soil to produces wines with minerality and striking acidity.