Handley, Dry Creek Valley, Handley Vineyard, Chardonnay 2007 The nose features tropical fruit and subtle oak in the background while the mouth shows us a light and fresh version of Chardonnay, fruity with roundness – very nice.
The estate is best known for its Anderson Valley wines yet the family has long owned vineyards in Dry Creek where they grow Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Visit them in the Anderson Valley and you can taste the lot from both counties.
Most of the wine was fermented and aged in French oak while approximately half went through malolactic. Winemaker Milla Handley. Produced and bottled in Philo 14.5% available for $20 at the winery, the gift of a friend Handley