Sterling Vintner’s Collection 2012 Reserve Chardonnay displays an inimitable beauty, derived from its alluring combination of power and grace. The excellent conditions in 2012 endowed a lovely maturity and balance, which unfolds in fresh golden fruits, exotic citrus and delicate floral notes. On the nose, hints of almond and caramel frame ripe pear and crisp, green apple. An intense citrus core holds the palate, layered with melon, cumquat and subtle strokes of vanilla from French oak. The wine finishes with a clean acidity and bright, lingering fruit.