It's amazing to think that here we are, after over 40 years of picking great wines for our members, we can still come across a wine that leaves us totally flabbergasted!
Fowles does not disappoint - each time we stumble upon one of their wines we are blown away. First of all, you've got to love a guy who puts out labels like "Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch." Matt Fowles is not only an avid hunter and fabulous winemaker, he's also got a great sense of humor.
He is, however, serious about making wine and growing grapes. His vineyards are organic and sustainably farmed. He uses alternative power when available and makes sure that every step he takes in the vineyard helps preserve the natural beauty of his surroundings.
Farm to Table Chardonnay is one of those special projects, and Fowles has taken great care that there's almost no interference, chemical or process-wise, between growing the grapes and presenting the finished wine. The grapes are harvested at the family vineyard, are gently crushed in a cold environment to preserve the fruit, and are briefly aged for four months in new French oak.
The results are a staggering amalgam of tropical peach nectar mixed with swatches of vanilla and a touch of citrus. In other words, as good as it gets.
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