2012 Mae Chardonnay

Tasting Notes

The 2012 Nicholson Jones Mae vineyard Chardonnay has a brilliant white gold color with platinum highlights. The nose is at once both elegant and captivating! Golden apples, Bartlet pears and lemon curd aromatics jump put of the glass with subtle, toasty oak adding complexity. On the palate the wine puts me in mind of a great Burgundy with the exotic orchard fruits being balanced by a hazelnut, baking spices and white flower notes. The french oak adds depth and richness while the wines awesome acidity keeps it fresh and inviting. I would pair this gem with sharp nutty cheeses, fish such as grouper or halibut and even lean cuts of beef. A classic example of Russian River Valley’s terroir.


  • Vintage2012
  • Varietal100% Chardonnay (Dijon Clone)
  • WinemakerJulien Fayard
  • VineyardMae Vineyard (Martinelli/Frie Road), Russian River Valley
  • Aging19 months, 100% New 500 Liter Puncheon, 100% New French Oak
  • BottledApril 2014
  • Alcohol %14.4%
  • Production140 cases

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