Yellow lemon in color, the 2018 Overlook Chardonnay has aromas of ripe lemon, baked yellow apple, peach, butterscotch with chamomile flower and lemon grass notes. On the palate, flavors of ripe lemon, yellow apple skin, white peach and just-ripe apricot with hints of grilled pineapple on the entry. Toasted oak and barrel spice emerge on the textural mid-palate along with subtle, savory hints of pine nut. The finish is long, refreshing and textural with lingering zesty lemon, subtle peach and baking spice accents.
The 2018 Overlook Chardonnay is a complex and balanced mix of ripe fruit, savory flavors and crisp, textural elements. It's great to drink on its own or paired with a variety of dishes from a roasted chicken breast with a lemon and rosemary sauce or a creamy fettuccine alfredo finished with a lemon zest accent.
The 2018 Chardonnay Overlook is largely in the same style as the 2017, but in a softer, more flattering, easygoing style. It has plenty of richer honeyed orchard and pineapple fruit, a rounded, forward texture, and good balance. Drink it over the coming year or three.