White Wine by Peay Vineyards from Sonoma County, California. Peay Vineyards has had a string of increasingly great Chardonnay vintages culminating in the superb 2016 Chardonnays. Ninety percent of the 2016 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is made from barrels of their Estate Chardonnay plus ten percent from Searby Vineyard farmed by Charlie Heintz in Occidental. The nose on the 2016 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is quite pretty, featuring lemon merengue, white peach, ginger and lemon thyme notes. The mouth confirms the nose though there is a pronounced lime and Granny Smith apple fruit profile that carries from the front of the palate to the finish. The wine has medium weight across the mid palate and finishes with a salty, briny flavor on a clean, crisp and long finish. Superb to enjoy now and will age beautifully due to the wonderful acidity and freshness of the style.