Detailed and elegantly layered, the 2017 Summum Chardonnay deftly juxtaposes density and brightness in a textural wine that is well-positioned to age for two decades or more.
Loosely translated as ‘The Utmost’, it is absolutely the correct way to describe the gentle, rocky slope where ‘Summum’ Chardonnay originates. Crafted from just 14 rows of the best Chardonnay vines at Seven Springs, Summum is the utmost.
Brilliant straw-yellow. Fresh and energetic on the incisive nose, displaying fresh pear, nectarine and Meyer lemon scents accompanied by suave floral, saffron and chalky mineral flourishes. Silky and open-knit, offering densely packed yet shockingly lively citrus and orchard fruit, honeysuckle, oyster shell and saffron flavors that show superb tension and back-end lift. Finely delineated and lithe in character, finishing extremely long and seamless, with vibrant mineral cut and lingering floral and orchard fruit notes. Drinking window: 2022 – 2030